Dr. Suess

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Vytorin blood tests

Pearls and Dreams

Blood tests came back perfectly fine!!!

So ... they said to stop pushing it so hard in PT. If that doesn't let up, then they'll have me stop the Vytorin for a few days and see if that stops it.

Problem is, I went to PT and forgot to tell the Physical Therapist and let him actually UP my program (grin)
I'm wondering, if my muscles are just trying to adjust to all this, and that's why, and if they'll stop cramping up on me, or, if this is part of pushing it with having the MG & Lupus and it's gonna keep happening if I keep pushing.

10 minutes on the recumbant bike

20 step ups

2 sets of 20 squats on the wobble board

1 set of 20 squats against the wall

I did Leg presses today ... 65 lbs with both legs, 35 with the injured leg. 3 sets of 10 of each

5 minutes on the total gym

I had to tip toe over these cones ... 16 cones, up and back ... 5 times ..up and back count as one, on my toes OVER the cones.

Then he has this computer machine where I had to balance on one foot for 20 seconds and it registers how still I'm standing ... not good. I had to do it six times ... 3 eyes open, 3 eyes shut. THIS IS the exercise causing my charlie horses, I'd put money on it!!!

30 lbs on the leg lifts with both legs

15 lbs with just one ..but I had to do 5 sets of 6 lifts instead of 3
sets of 10, my legs just would not do it past the 7th one.

I did 20 straight leg lifts, and 20 clams

then he iced it with stim for about 15 minutes.


  1. wow! i'm exhausted and my muscles hurt just trying to imagine doing that routine!!!

    i'm glad the bloodwork came back clean...hopefully it is all about adjusting.

    take care!

  2. Good workout! Keep it up and it's good everything came back OK.

  3. hey this a unique blog - i like it! i hope your muscles have that "good sore" feeling in them. thanks for chekcing out my "poetry" - my comprehension sucks in general, so i can sympathize. It was kind of an "in vino veritas" title.

    looks like you have some poetry up on this blog too, i'll check it out later this weekend hopefully,
    take care, charles

  4. My muscles do get that 'good sore' feeling with what I'm doing. I love it. After so many years of the muscles being too weak to work enough TO get sore ...this is really cool.

    I'm not sure how much is due to the physical therapist I went to 5 years ago, and worked with for 3 years ..he discharged me with very mild exercises that I never quit doing ...and how much is due to Cellcept being more effective than Imuran. How much is due to the measly 5 mgs of prednisone a day I take for the lupus? (for the MG I'd never taken less than 80 mgs ... YUCK)

    Whatever ... it's working.
    I think it's the Cellcept AND the excercising ...even though it wasn't as intense as what I'm doing now (didn't know I could!)

    All I know ..if my neuro tries to take my Cellcept away ... he's gonna have to fight me tooth and nail!! I think the benifits FAR outweigh the risks!