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4/16/13 8:12 A

GREAT! small steps are good : )

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4/16/13 7:36 A

No I haven't tried that and I won't be unless it's specifically recommended to me by a professional. This illness is certainly nothing to be messed with.

Rebecca, Married to Andre
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SATTVA Posts: 813
4/15/13 11:00 P

Dear Eloquentz,

Have you tried an exercise ergometer that can be used with either arms or legs?

I ask because when I started building up again after major accidents (with major amounts of time lying down), the arm ergometer was the most effective tool I found to start the rebuilding process.

There are inexpensive ones available online.

The hospital also allowed me to come in and use theirs.

Hope this helps.

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4/6/13 2:56 A

So happy for you! emoticon

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4/5/13 8:04 P

that's great. just take it slow we don't want you hurting yourself.

the rocky road before you now will lead you to a rainbow.

happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

almost anything in life is easier to get into than out of.

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4/5/13 2:55 P

Great News! I totally understand having to work back into things. I went through several rounds of chemo therapy and thought walking to the bathroom was great exercise. It does get better. You are doing the right thing starting small, it will get easier! Good luck on your road to recovery, and DONT GIVE UP.

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4/5/13 2:12 P

Well, this past 3 months has been quite a ride with the illness I've had. I took ill on Dec 29th last year and was really really sick for a month and pretty sick for another month and then not so great for another month.

I saw the lung specialist on Monday and there is now nothing seriously wrong with my lungs. My lung function and volume is good, it just hurts to full use it. My stamina is low, but I have been good about resting, mostly. I likely have another 3 months until full recovery.

But here's the celebration! I'm cleared for small amounts of exercise! To start with, other than getting more back into general household activities, I'll be doing about 10 minutes of light "exercise" 3 times a week. I put the exercise in quotes because under normal circumstances, I wouldn't consider a short walk any form of exercise, but the whole idea is that I continue to get better. I also adjusted my weight loss goals to way less than I was wanting to lose before, just so I'm not doing too many things at once. Once I'm back up to normal function, I'll probably readdress this, but for now I'm being cautious.

Rebecca, Married to Andre
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