wow - hubby is so looking forward to the day he can try to ease back into pickelball (a downsized version of tennis) that he played 3-4 times a week. The no energy and stamina is such he couldn't even try to play one game.
Even the golf is an effort - when he has those extra good days he will play the 9 hole executive courses here but is so wiped out afterwards. Near the end of the round he is so tired and even driving the golf cart back home is sometimes too much. We just found out he can apply for a handicapped card for his golf cart here. We will bring that with us to the doctor next week. If he can use the cart on the course that should allow him to play a few times a week which is kind of exciting.
I suggested try it and maybe for the first 5 or 6 holes use the cart - if you're not too tired then try walking more on the last 3 or 4 holes to get in some exercise in.
That will be a big help if he can at least get out consistently twice a week to do that.
Running type sports until you get to some kind of good remission sounds like that would be the toughest hurdle.
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