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STRANGER70127 Posts: 403
10/13/12 4:03 P

I'm pretty sure a physical therapist would know of exercises you could do in a bed or a chair. They are usually the ones who are employed in the case of a person with a physical disability.

PEACE77BLUE SparkPoints: (54)
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10/1/12 2:01 A

Use pre-cut veggies. You can get them frozen: stew vegetables, onions and peppers, cut green beans, mixed vegetables, stir fry vegetables, and broccoli cuts.
Sometimes, you can get fresh stir fry vegetables ready to dump in a wok or fry pan. If your store doesn't sell it, talk to the produce manager.

Using frozen chicken strips or diced chicken would be easier than cutting it yourself.

It might be easier for you to use an adaptive cutting board. There is one with 2 metal prongs to hold the food and you might find it easier to use a rocker style knife to cut with.

For exercise - seated might be best. You can do many Tai Chi exercises while seated.

You can raise your arms above your head.
Or, extend your arm out and make tiny circles.

Have you asked your doctor about decreasing or changing the medication that made you gain?
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BRUNELLIA Posts: 13
5/1/12 4:47 A

Cutting food : is it possible to avoid using your hand to 'fix' the food ? I mean, always using a fork or a pair of pincers in one hand, an a knife in the other? Can you by a food processor that allows cutting? Or just buying (froozen) cutted foods? Stir-fry is an easy healthy way of preparing food.A steamer is easy and safe as well?
Over here, you often see tricycles for people struggling with walking, cycling ...
Is your bib having video's for strenght training? So you can see al lot of them and take those execises that are possible (starting from sitting down, or lying down?). Can't you visit a physical therapist for help?
I wish you a lot of success !


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4/30/12 7:30 P

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4/30/12 6:27 P

I had a 6 inch long tumor removed from the center of my spinal cord 2 years ago, leaving me with partially paralyzed hands (I have use of index and thumb on both hands, but no feeling). I had to relearn how to walk and have no feeling from the waist down. I now also have the gait of a drunken sailor. LMAO! I swear those walls are jumping out in front of me!! I take a ton of meds now, some of which cause weight gain. I've gone from 130 lbs pre-surgery to 180 lbs post. UGH!
Does anyone have any suggestions for me on how I should get started? I can't do most exercises and don't have money for a gym/trainer.
I struggle with cooking. I have difficulty cutting and tend to cut myself most times (thankfully I can't feel!). I want to prepare healthy meals, but need for it to be simple in the prep department.
I truly feel despondent at this point in my life. I go through the motions, but am not happy with the way my body loojs.

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