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Achy legs anyone? Achy legs anyone?

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Unread 10-01-2007, 08:50 AM
Achy legs anyone?

Volley ball sized ! OMG! Sounds like you're doing remarkably well. Good for you.
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Unread 10-01-2007, 09:09 AM
Achy legs anyone?

My legs do the same thing. I find that if I drink Gatorade or something similar, before going to bed, my legs don't bother me as much.
Unread 10-02-2007, 08:42 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I had really bad achy legs my first week home from the castle. I over did the 'pedal pushers' my dr. told me to do while sitting or laying. I would do the exercise every 5-10 minutes (he never told me how long to do it) and later I found out it should have been once an hour. Well, my legs gave me the blues, so bad one day, I didn't think I could make it back to my bed. My Internist said to stay off my legs for awhile, that I was over doing it. Plus, my potassium and/or magnesium was low. So, I drank gatorade and ate some bananas. The next day was better and the second day, no more achiness.
I had my TAH on 9/11 along with the removal of my cervix.
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Unread 10-03-2007, 12:33 AM
Achy legs anyone?

yep. i've had that. lovely feeling, eh?

it seems to be going or gone now for me though...we can hope it won't return at least. that was awful.
Unread 10-03-2007, 07:28 AM
Achy legs anyone?

I'm so glad to hear that it does go away. Thanks sisters,
Unread 10-03-2007, 09:42 PM
Achy legs anyone?

Showmestate - What are the "pedal pusher" exercises?
Unread 10-04-2007, 08:49 AM
Achy legs anyone?

The dr called them pedal pushers. He said to pretend like you're in a car pushing on the accelerator with your right foot and brake with the left. He constantly drove that into my head prior to the surgery (during consultation and biopsy) and every day I saw him at the hospital. He would come faithfully every morning and evening. They had those electronic leg deals on me but he said when they were off to do the pedal pushers if I wasn't walking.

I'm now 3 weeks and 2 days out and I have no achiness whatsoever in my legs. But, believe me, they gave me the blues that first week until the dr. told me to stop over doing the pedal pushers, lay down and take it easy for a bit, eat a banana and drink gatorade. That worked like a charm.
Unread 10-04-2007, 12:10 PM
Achy legs anyone?

Ha Ha Ha- "pedal pushers." I was thinking of those short-legged pants that women used to wear eons ago. I believe now they call them "capri pants." Now it makes more sense. So if you're sitting, you push against the floor - right? I think I'll try that, but I can see if you overdo it how that would hurt. Hey - this would also be good to do on an airplane to prevent blood clots.

I also had those leggy things in the hospital and just loved them. They would cycle on and off all night long and felt great. Wonder where I could puchase those and if they'd be expensive.
Unread 10-04-2007, 12:19 PM
Achy legs anyone?

I did too... its getting better though.... (I'm 5 weeks post-op today)

If you are aware of how you are walking, taking care not to twist or stand or anything that might bother our tummys/incisions, its no wonder our legs are sore. Our legs do all the work while we guard our surgery issues.... Getting up, sitting down, moving things, picking things up....

The legs will stop bothering us so much, once we're back to our normal activities. Trust me.

If you're concerned though, trust your instincts and call your doctor. You are your own best judge of wellness.

Unread 10-04-2007, 12:57 PM
Achy legs anyone?

While in the castle, the nurse told me a short story of a patient packing the 'leggy things' up to take home. She told the lady that she couldn't take them home. She mentioned they cost around $400.
By the way, you don't push the floor, just press the air like you're pressing the accellerator (sp ?)and brake.

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