If you have your own pool, a physical therapist can design an exercise program that is best for you. The Arthritis Foundation also offers a videotape called “Pool Exercise Program,” a 50-minute workout routine. Find the tape at the Foundation’s website. Read the rest of this entry »

Imagine going on a moonwalk. You’re nearly weightless, and when you take a step, you barely touch the surface of the moon. You’re basically floating along. Read the rest of this entry »

When was this nightmare going to end? I kept waiting to wake up from this bad dream, but it just wasn’t happening. I was feeling scared, many thoughts raced through my mind, what if this doesn’t go away? What if I have to live like this for the rest of my life? Can I do that? I didn’t want to be a burden to my family; I couldn’t imagine living my life in the helpless feeling of despair.

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It was a beautiful fall day in October as I started my day like any other. I woke up, got my children off to school and my husband ready for the office. Then I spent a few minutes getting myself ready to head out to work. Little did I realize that on this particular day in 1982, my life would change forever.

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