May 19, 2020
A community member in our Facebook group asked: Does anybody find their mornings are really painful and evenings much better?
Lawrence "Rick" Phillips
May 28, 2020
Yes, often for me as the day moves on I am better able to move. Not everyday of course, sometimes I am just as immobile in the evening as I am in the morning.
Still most days motion is lotion and being active helps me to move more each day.
July 14, 2020
I find I wake at 330-4 AM and it’s just so hard to change from side laying to on my back because of back and hip pain ( the hip pain moves side to side - I never know if Leftie or Righty will be my challenge on any given day). When I do get up I hobble ( the family calls it the “papa shuffle” because my dad had something similar and now I walk like he used to, at least for a little while each morning). But the more I move the better. I finally invested in an Apple Watch and it prods me to just stand during the day. It is good. Movement over time is SO HELPFUL!! It doesn’t say do a mile or a marathon. It just says stand. It says breathe. I find these little reminders SO helpful! I sit for my work ( used to be an athlete go get ‘em nurse!) and this is not good. Movement helps. By evenings on most days I do feel better.
My advice. Movement. Not a marathon. Not a work out. Simple. Gentle. Movement. Peace all ❤️
July 20, 2020