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Golf or no golf??
« on: June 05, 2010, 05:08:38 AM »
Hi! I am a newbie.

 60 yr old female finding it hard to stay level at this moment in time. Briefly, dx with acrogmegaly in 06 and pituitary tumour removed, (producing tumour  high levels of growth hormone). 07 dx Parkinson's disease! 07-08 three total knee replacements (almost certainly arthritis accelerated by excess growth hormone . and it continues despite removal of tumour). One knee replacement was a failure by the way). At this moment in time i have multi-level ddd in cervical spine, including herniated discs etc , ddd in T9-T10 and in all levels of lumbar spine with nerve root compression here and in cervical spine. Currently am getting parathesia in shoulder with a strange very very heavy feeling of a concrete block bearing down on the right shoulder joint. Can't fathom that one out. Neurologist (whom is see for PD) referred me to pain specialist who wants to inject cervical spine and lumbar spine with something under a GA but i am not keen on this as i feel i have  had enough invasive procedures for a while. The worst time is getting up in the morning as the full weight bears down on the lower spine. I also experience heavy legs a lot and i don't know whether this is part of PD (very common) or the spinal problem or a combination of the two. There are many osteophytes (very significant of acromegaly) which press on various nerves as well as foraminal narrowing and so the list goes on!!!! I am a very keen golfer and am so afraid that i might have to give up. I am just managing to get through 18 holes with my ride on buggy and pain killers and a strap around my back for support. I have suffered from back probs for years but never as prolonged and everyday all day as this. It makes turning over in bed a difficult task. I am awaiting your book and DVD, but just want to hear whether there is hope for my continuing with golf>????

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Re: Golf or no golf??
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 05:30:43 AM »
Hi Smurf

It doesn't sound like the important muscles in your body are working for you. The weight of gravity is dumping on your skeleton and joints. From the sounds of things this has been happening for some time thus the deterioration that has gone on and although getting some function and health into your muscles would help I couldn't be sure by how much.

Sorry not to have very positive news for you but I am a straight forward sort of person and I assume after what you have been through already you wouldn't have it any other way.

All the very best


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