Hi everyone! Well I've just returned from my first hydro-therapy session. I cannot recommend it enough. I have SLE and APS as a secondary along with osteoporosis, arthritis, slipped discs and have had phlebitis in both legs continually for nearly a year now. I am constantly in pain and have been for over 10 years and walk with 2 sticks. Unfortunately, I am allergic to all anti-inflammatory medication, plaquenil and a whole mountain of other tablets. This is the first time that I have ever been offered hydro-therapy. It was brilliant not only could I move in the water but I didn't experience the same level of pain in my joints as sessions I have had in the gym. Now I'm back home I do feel exhausted and my joints/muscles ache really badly but I am so proud of my achievement today it has lifted my spirits no end. I am lucky enough to have been offered 3 sessions a week for 2 months. Normally, I am in a wheelchair during the winter as my joints seem to seize up completely. This year I feel so much more hopeful that if I practise hard now and continue in the local swimming pool after my sessions have finished at the hospital that perhaps I will be a little more mobile this winter. I would recommend this treatment to anyone who has mobility problems. That's about it for now - I just wanted to share a little of my excitement with everybody! xxx
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