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12/8/17 11:00 P

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12/08 Encouraged to see that my exercise bike effort is back at good totals
- 30minutes, 4 miles, 200calories burned and pulse stayed under 120 for heart health.
Now to maintain that and get the treadmill amount up also.
12/09 `Legs too shakey for stairs or treadmill today - so did full thirty min. on seated elliptical - not as big a range of motion as the bike but also cannot push on the bike more than every other day
12/10 good feeling on the stairs today - no rhyme or reason for good or bad days???? Walked the aisles in groc store - good steps on pedometer - no machines on Sundays.
12/11 lazy sleepy day - not much pain, just tired all over. Not energy to do treadmill as planned - think I need to do that on my Up calorie days.

Edited by: LINDAF49 at: 12/11/2017 (21:17)
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12/7/17 2:54 P

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I "feel" that exercise , range of motion and strength building is the only way for me to keep walking at any level in my future. I am willing to be self-centered enough to study, demand the time and effort of myself and my spouse to keep going. I was told 2.5 years ago I would be in a wheel chair within a month and I have fought through a massive surgery, pain and narcotic addiction, physical therapy and daily pushing myself to keep going. With the Lord's help, I will remain mobile for many more years but it will be only with work and through tears.

SO I keep pressing on to the goal of mobility!!

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11/30/17 10:33 P

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Interesting to read my comments from over a year ago -
Exercise is important and will be the only way to keep the level of mobility I have now - but it is less than that last note!

Working real hard at increasing strength but must have support of canes or walking sticks or hang on to treadmill or use stationary bike - no long distance walks a and even the stairs are very painful for me now but I keep working at doing a 13 step flight up and down 2 or 3 times a day just to keep the activities of daily living alive and well in our multilevel home.

Goal is 5000 steps per day but many times is as low as 2500. I mix and match depending on strength level but have a small trampoline, seated elliptical with small range of motion, stationary bike with dial-able resistance, lovely treadmill of our daughter's. Right now am building back up strength starting at 5 minutes M-W-F and increase by one minute each effort time.

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walking for exercise is my lifeline to keeping able to walk ... I must walk at least 30 minutes 6 days a week and try to make one day a week a full hour to keep my stamina up
I used an elliptical to begin training my legs to walk again after spinal surgery - then to exercise bike to slow walking with two canes outside. Then got good treadmill and have worked up to 30 minutes on it at 2 miles per hour but have to hang on for balance and CONCENTRATE.


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8/16/15 11:17 P

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I was enjoying my walk/jogs before it got so hot.

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This is going to sound crazy but when I did use this machine called a "SCI FIT" (it is a sit down elliptical) I found that my feet woke up. Less pain & less of a feeling of numbness. This machine uses the arms and legs much the same as an elliptical machine except you are sitting down to do the exercise.

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This is going to sound crazy but when I did use this machine called a "SCI FIT" (it is a sit down elliptical) I found that my feet woke up. Less pain & less of a feeling of numbness. This machine uses the arms and legs much the same as an elliptical machine except you are sitting down to do the exercise.

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.'


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4/21/15 10:02 P

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I guess my neuropathy must be very mild. Since I started walking I feel much better. I even jog several times a week.
Occasionally mine flares up, but it seems to be when I have let my sweet tooth take over and consumed to much sugar.
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Uniq,

I'd love to tell you pain is a matter of mind over matter, but I would be lying (as you are well aware of). When I was first dx'd I gave up on the idea that I'd ever be able to do the things I used to do. I discovered however, the key to exercise with Neuropathy! It isn't easy, but well worth the effort. The first thing is a must, you have to listen to your body - know what is neuropathy pain (or the other pain syndromes) and what is not. After you can tell the difference between the pains you experience, then you can know what is neuropathy pain and what isn't. It took me nearly a year to figure out which is which, but now that I have I know which to 'push' through, and which is telling me to back off a bit.

I ride a hand cycle now and put in close to 100 miles each week. I have also discovered a basic stretching yoga class that has help with muscle strength in my legs, and it isn't all that bad as far as energy output.

I have also discovered that the more exercise I can get in the better I feel, physically and emotionally. Some days it really wipes me out, but the other benefits far exceed the feeling of exhaustion. I have also learned the Spanish have it right, take a siesta when you need to. I have found even a 30 min. power nap can make all the difference in the world, especially if I do it right after exercising.

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3/22/14 2:18 P

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Hi, Uniq!

I hear ya, loud and clear. I didn't even realize I had all those painful conditions until much later in life. I just figured I'd gotten fat and lazy. I haven't had a knee replacement--yet, but I've had the spurs and other 'bony' problems scraped off with surgery to both feet. I actually had numerous little fractures in them, and then wondered why it hurt to walk. Duh.

However, it has helped to learn about neuropathy in my legs, one arm, and my stomach. That ones a thrill. I about got poisoned a couple of times because my meds weren't moving through my gut fast enough and became toxic. Be careful!! is the warning.

I had to laugh when my doc (who didn't believe in the condition) actually had to confess that I had Fibromyalgia. He actually looked over his shoulder (to check whether anyone could hear him?) before telling me.

It is so hard for me to reconcile my obese body with the skinny kid I was growing up. However, I've committed myself to at least walking one mile or more each day, along with climbing 4+ flights of stairs with my friend & neighbor who has had a knee replacement. It helps both of us feel better.

Proper shoes can be a magnificent help when walking, etc.

Good luck,
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I have never been much into exercise. Several years ago I joined an exercise club and after several weeks, it really aggravated my shoulders. I also had the same affect on other parts of my body while taking physical therapy when I had a knee replacement. Well, now I know why.

My neuropathy, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and all the other crap I am dx with that causes me pain. Exercise aggravates it, even my heel spurs which I have lived with for years and that is why I shy away with it and when my spurs are being quiet, I do enjoy walking, but don't over do it.

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