Disabled by chronic pain
PLEASE! There must be others out there that have disabilities out there. I have been disabled due to chronic pain since 1996. I've had 31 major surgeries, 7 on my back and am fused at L4-L5 and L5-S1. 8 on my left knee, last two were a total knee replacement and revision. 1 knee surgery on my right knee. I'm fused at C5-C6 and C6-C7 in my neck. Total ankle reconstruction on my left ankle. Inguinal hernia and surgery on both shoulders, torn medial meniscus and torn glenoid labrum. I have fibromyalgia, degenerative disk disease and degenerative joint disease, diabetes, hypertension and nueropathy in both feet. I refuse to just lay down and give up. I had 6 of these surgeries in 18 month and never really completely healed up from one before the next one. So I was down for about two years trying to get completely healed up. Now I am trying to get in better shape and increase my mobility, strength and stamina. I am desperate for help in coming up with exercises I can do to accomplish this. I can't afford to go to physical therapy at $25 a visit. Can someone, anyone give me some advice. I moved to an upstairs apartment to use stairs and so far no problems or increased pain. PLEASE HELP!
Thank you so very much for the response and advice. I will takebit to heart and see what I can find to do as you suggest. If I can ever be of help to you just let me know. Again, thank you!
Thank you so very much for your response and sage wisdom. I can't run, but I can speed walk if you think that might work for me. I truly appreciate your advice and will keep in contact if that's ok with you. If I can be of any help to you please just ask. Again THANK YOU!
I deal with chronic pain as well from diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. pain in the form of muscular skelatal and nerve. Inflamation with in the body is a big cause of my pain and a cause for MS flares. One thing that has helped with my pan and may help with your fibromyalgia is to watch your food intake lessen your acidic foods and increase foods high in alkline. the acisic foods increase inflammation.
Also as far as activities I lived in the water doing water aerobics water walking, jogging etc. But I was having difficulties getting to the pool and therefore was doing nothing. So I just purchased a resistance chair exercise & rehabilitation system. it makes it very easy for cardio and strenghtening with my ever changing mobility limitations. Here is the website www.vqactioncare.com I have the chair and the smooth glide cycle. I will be purchasing the overhead resistance atachment bar next month. I am loving this piece of equipment and I have been abe to adapt many of the workout here on skimble to work with the chair.
Good luck!! and more than anything keep your head up and stay as active as you can.