In another thread you mention that you have to spend a lot of time in bed. Also, you suffer from blood clots in your legs. I know you don't want to hear this, but you need to get out of that bed and start moving! I know it hurts to move but your being so sedentary is actually causing more pain and also causing more problems with blood clots.
Start walking. You probably can't go far right now but you have to start somewhere. I could only walk four houses down and had to turn around and go back home when I started to walk. But, I didn't let that stop me. I continued and each day I could do a tiny bit more. Now I am able to walk 1 to 1 1/2 miles when walking my dog in the morning. I do more walking around the house during the day. I also do my own cleaning, cooking, etc. I don't always feel like it but I do it. If I didn't, I would become unable to do it and that isn't my plan in life!
If you tell yourself you can't do it, then you can't! But, I have found that I can do anything I put my mind to doing. I didn't want to end up in bed and not living my life so I took the necessary steps to keep going. I have surprised myself many times with the things I'm able to do now!
Last December I was able to walk through DisneyWorld and rode a ton of rides, too! I really wasn't sure how I would do and when entering the park my son asked me if I wanted a wheelchair. I told him "No" because I felt that if I got tired, I could sit down for a while. Well, John, I made it through an entire day...from 9 AM to 6 PM! Just four years ago I couldn't have done that. My son was visiting and we went to an animal kingdom park and I had to have someone drive me around in a golf cart! Now, that really ticked me off and that's when I started moving again!
So, please get out of that bed and chair and start moving. You will find some good stretching exercises, too, on Fibro 101. These actually were developed for the airline industry to help prevent blood clots in passengers traveling a lot on planes. Deep vein thrombosis has caused many deaths...and that is from being too sedentary. I want to see you start to move and enjoy your life. There can be some wonderful times ahead if you tell yourself you CAN do things! I know...because I'm having a good time!
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