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feeling isolated from chronic illness
Living with a chronic health problem can be awfully isolating.  Even if you're the most social person, there's no one with whom you can share your daily challenges.  You might think it would be easier if you could find someone who also has these challenges. But there's this -- the  mutual sharing of health problems can lead to overload.  Just ask any 85 year old living in an assisted living what it's like when everyone is in as bad shape as you and that's all anyone talks about! But until you get to that point in life when the rest of the world seems to have finally...
physical therapy after knee replacement
Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed on older adults. From 1979 to 2002, the number of total knee replacements (TKR) among people age 65 and older increased approximately eightfold; performed more frequently on women than men. Because this procedure is so common, research has proven that Physical Therapy is mandatory for proper, FULL recovery. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, I have found that most people who decide to have this joint replacement are very unaware of what recovery and therapy will be like post-surgery. The first few days of recovery should include gentle range of motion...
7 BIG IDEAS for Regaining Power in the Workplace with Chronic Health Problems  1.  Focus On What You Can Control.   You may not be able to control the course of your illness, but you can take charge of your career direction and the choices you make.  View this as a challenge to meet rather than an obstacle in the way.  2.  Ignore The Nay Sayers.  Common wisdom says that stress is bad and most work is stressful. Therefore, if your body is vulnerable, you should not work. But stress is not always negative.  Unpleasant work or working with uncomfortable pressure can be bad...

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Do people tell you that if you were only more positive and could look at the bright side, you'd be healthier?  They say your bad attitude is hurting you.  bad attitude and health

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Why are headaches so common, and how can they be so debilitating? Most headaches are grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache,” meaning that the primary source of the headache is Why we get bad headaches coming from the cervical spine. Whip lash injuries, disc diseases, and progressive arthritis can cause long lasting headaches. The cervical spine would need to be treated to reduce the head pain associated with these causes.