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   Posted 6/7/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had alot of trouble with my feet and knees. They said it isnt the fibro. I have to walk sideways up stairs and have trouble trying to sit on low objects when needing to use the facilities. I have blown my knee out twice in the last 2 months. I don't know what they will have to do, but I am gaining weight because I can't excersice like I use to, and  I am scared I will gain the weight back that took me 2 years to get off. I am going to go check out a gym tomorrow. It says they work with rehabilitation and are certified so maybe that will work. Oh well, just need to be sad for a moment. miss talking to everyone, sorta been in stilth mode.
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   Posted 6/7/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that you have a good idea. Joining a gym like you are is probably the best thing that you can do. There are ways to exercise that are low impact to the joints. I have kind of bad knees too. I always seemed to have. I haven't blown out a knee yet but I am back to work after seven years or so and I am worried about my joints.

I hope that you find that the gym fullfills your specific needs. Best wishes to you.

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   Posted 6/7/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. I am impressed because you are going to the gym. I too gained a lot of weight due to not being able to walk around much. I did not get to exercise for two years. You are starting quickly, cool.

I d water exercises and I swim. I keep learning new swim strokes to keep myself motivated.

Exercising will work wonders for your mood. Enjoy.


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   Posted 6/7/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I use to go to the GYM also. After I had my surgery I had to stop and I gained back all my weight. I'm having trouble with my lower back and hips and knees again. It's too exspensive for me now to pay for the gym again. I miss the hot tub.

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   Posted 6/7/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Baloo....

I'm glad you shared your sadness because it somehow seems to be less of a burden if you share it with us....we'll help you carry it dear friend! I'm sure it's very frustrating having your knee 'blow out' like that. How painful! You certainly do not need that problem too. I understand the weight concerns. Hopefully the gym will take you on and give you the help that's appropriate.

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   Posted 6/8/2009 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you trying to be proactive and going to the gym! Dont give up! We all know how incredibly sad it is to see your abilities to slowly diminish right before your eyes, its very frustrating.
With joint issues, such as your knees, I cant encourage you enough to look into water aerobics or some sort of swimming class! The water will take all the pressure off of your joints once you step in and you wont be in as much danger of re-injuring it. The first time I took a class, I was teary eyed all the way through...partly b/c I couldnt remember the last time I moved with such ease! And partly b/c I was so scared I would be able to do it! But I just kept telling myself, "You can do this, You ARE doing this!" And each time is easier and I can push it harder. If you can find a class connected to a hospital or physical therapy/ rehab that is the best. The water is warmer and the class is lead by a PT.
You can do it!
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   Posted 6/8/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Stealth mode. That is an excellent way of describing, how I feel right now. I am struggling, also. Haven't had much to say lately. Wondering why this affliction doesn't take a vacation from me. Also, very sad, my Dad is going downhill fast. Brain Tumor and skin cancer. I am totally lost. can't bring him home, he's too much for me to care for properly, and can't afford to get up to see him as often as I'd like, either no funds for gas, or no energy to drive. And I'm scared. I don't think I've admitted that before, but for this, the thought of Dad not being in the picture, is terrifying. Also all the sicko family dynamics that surrond a terminal illness. people fighting over dixie cup dispensers and all. Been there so many times. This time it's much to close to home. How come other people get to plan fun vacations and weekends in summer? I don't get to plan what I will be doing in three hours from now. To unpredictable, this disorder. Fun has become falling asleep fast when  to bed for the night. pretty pathetic, eh? Stopping the whinning, now. Ho Hum. As of that finger, Baloo, take care, we don't heal right us Fibromites. They can put a rocket ship into space, and people can live up there 6 mos., or so, but they can't figure out how to replace the hormone responsible for healing. Makes me want to eat a cow, injected with growth hormone. farmers, get your salt guns out, here comes a pack of Fibromites rustling you cattle. 

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   Posted 6/8/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Baloo, I agree that water would be the safest exercise on your knees. It can get overwhelming when other health problems pile on top of fibro, like we don't have enough to deal with.
Tyno, my dad battled cancer for 7 yrs and then it went to his brain, he had just turned 56. It will be 36 yrs on the 22nd that he died and cancer treatment has come a long ways since. I pray for you to have the strength and means to visit your dad as much as possible in what time he has left. I had moved away several years before and have always regretted not spending those last years closer to him. Take what means the most to you and let the vultures have at the rest and tell them your not fighting with them over anything.
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyno I am sorry about your dad. I understand the pain of not seeing him. My dad lives in Colorado and he has a short time. He has some type of disease the CDC can't even figure out. He has his good days and his bad. But we have gotten closer through all of it. He teases me because I have had about everything he has had except the prostate. His joke. Anyhow, the doc is sending me to physical therapy, I have arthritis and spurs coming off my knee cap. It is also lose. I checked out the gym and it is way too much money. So I will have to figure out a program at home. I will check out the swimming pool in town. I have a pool here but the water is the temp of the Atlantic ocean so there is no point it just sets me into fibro attacks. Tyno you made me laugh about the cattle. Loved it.
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   Posted 6/8/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you for the words of wisdom, Baloo and Marlee. I will try to focus on taking care of myself, in order to best handle what lies ahead in the road. Baloo, I joined a gym, once, with my kids. It was really expensive, like $400 a year back then, about 12 or so years ago. We used it a total of 6 times. So, it cost just over $60, a visit. Yup, pretty expensive. Everything they can offer, except the commaraderie, of working out with other people, you can pretty must replicate at home. I just find walking my two over sized dogs, 4 - 5 times a day, is doing it for me. That and lugging stuff to flea Markets to sell for gas money. I did that this past weekend and today is my body's payback, day. No good deed goes unpunished.
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