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When I've been injured a couple of times, I've (like someone else said), found ways that I could do things instead of looking at it as "I can't workout". I sprained my ankle and was on crutches. So I did upper body workouts. I also did a lot of 1 legged moves using TRX bands and honestly worked on balance. Yes 1 leg is a little bigger than the other right now....but you know I could honestly do squats and lunges and get my heartrate up with 1 leg and by lifting weights upper body.



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I am going to be starting a water exercise class, turns out my insurance offers a card that gives you access to workout facilities and one has a pool and class for no extra charge!! emoticon ....we just need to get creative!!

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I think a big part of per an earlier suggestion was to focus on what I could do instead of what I couldn't. I wasn't able to make that mindset change overnight, but eventually it settled in, and now I'm far more content with what I can do and am not anywhere near as focused on what I can't do. Yes, there are limitations - I can't run or jump (at least not yet), so a lot of cardio type workouts can't happen, but that doesn't mean there's nothing I can do, so I've begun to embrace what I can do, to include starting to ride a bicycle now that I have access to a decent one.

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thanks we can do this. I will take one day at a time. You are awesome! emoticon



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I am just now coming across your message...I have been fighting this battle for a long time. I have had many surgeries in the last several years and a battle with cancer and two exploratories thrown in - then the incision site for those opened up and the last was a hernia operation in Jan after which I developed Afib!! You just start again. Oh my, so frustrating and I have been in tears when I was given the OK to start exercising again - I had lost so much muscle tone! Just keep plugging - but don't overdo it either! I did after chemo and ended up with bursitis in both hips now. I stopped exercising as much in preparation for the hernia surgery (that was a big mistake) so I ended up farther behind. It only gets harder as you get older, so I would suggest you take a day at a time, a step at a time and do what you can. ( I am 63 now) Push yourself a little bit - but as I said, don't damage yourself and listen to the Dr. I didn't understand the damage chemo does and so made it worse because I was so eager to go right back to my regular routine. I am just now starting to feel strong again after the hernia surgery........not where I want to be, but this is a journey and sometimes we have setbacks. The trick is to not give in/not give up but keep putting one foot in front of the other and stay of the path to good health!! I wish you much success and complete healing!!

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Glad you're able to get around. Keep up the good work. emoticon



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I've been laid low a couple of times by surgeries. It's really important to focus on what's possible, not on what you can't do. I found Sit and Be Fit when I had foot surgeries and did lots of slow walking around the house as I was able after a major surgery. Some stretches and light hand weights were also possible. It's really frustrating when you can't do your favorite things. The pool was off limits for a LONG time.

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Yeah! I am so glad you are feeling better and healing too.

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Well, for the time being things seem to be calm....the antibiotics seem to have the infection under control, so I am scheduled to have the hardware removed in late September - I will remain on the antibiotic pills until then.

My leg is not giving me too many issues, and has been quite a bit happier since the trip to Italy, so I signed up for a local Planet Fitness to get myself back into the routine again (while I prefer "bigger" gyms, at this point PF offers everything I need at a far more reasonable cost).

I'm feeling more energetic, too. I'm sure a lot of that boils down to a combination of a) having a real vacation (it's been 10 years since my last one), b) the leg feeling a little better and c) reduced stress now that I'm all moved and settled in.

Muscles are sore and such, but overall feeling better.

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Last April 2016 I fell in our apartment and broke my leg. Therapy helped me and I got a Fitbit to see how far I could walk. A year later I still use my Fitbit to see how far I can walk, and I am able to walk close to 3 miles.



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wow! glad you didn't give up. reading your comments gives me hope having osteoarthritis. I never thought balance would be an issue but it is so I try to do something everyday to continue to maintain my stability and independence. emoticon



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I'm another cautionary tale. I had an abscess in my side that required healing from the inside out, as well as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and I fell at the beach landing on rocks breaking ribs. I stopped doing most things for too long and ended up (at only 50 something) having to go through the seniors falls avoidance clinic to learn how to keep my balance and build my strength back up. It's not a fun thing to go through and if I'd just kept moving - even half as much as I thought I should, I would have been in better condition than being considered a geriatric patient. Things are better now, and I don't want to ever go back to where I was during all of that. Some of what keeps me going is that the more I do to take care of myself, the less BS I have to deal with when it comes to my overall health.

Finding that motivation is HARD, but it's going to have a huge payoff.

I can't ride our motorcycle anymore (not with osteoporosis). I'd give anything to ride again. I really loved holding onto my other half and watching the scenery whiz by. Sending love and hugs!

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Diane, first, best wishes in your recovery, and boy do I hope they can figure out what you have!

I completed a 6 week course of IV antibiotics, and had the PICC removed the day I left for a (planned many months earlier) dream trip to Italy with my sister. I was worried about the leg being a problem on the trip since, up to that point, I hadn't done all that much walking (one 2 mile walk had left me sore and miserable for several days).

As it turns out, the leg actually did way better than I thought it would. We also did some hiking over rougher terrain, which was GREAT for the leg. Although it got a little cranky by the end of each day, by the morning it was fine again. Also, my morning stiffness seemed to dissappear. By the end of the week (after spending a rather long day in flat flip flops in Sienna), it was getting a little crankier, but seems to have recovered with a couple days of rest between the plane ride and a telecommute day at home.

I'm on oral antibiotics until they remove the hardware, and *hopefully* the infection won't turn into chronic osteomyelitis.

My trip and semi-forced use of the leg seems to have helped quite a bit. I'm in less pain now than I was, which does a lot for my willingness to get up and do more. Since the hiking seemed to help so much, I'm going to be heading out to some local trails a couple/few times a week now that I'm home.

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TWIN !!!

I developed an infection and ulcer when at a public swimming pool. It was in my left leg. That was in May 2015. It's NOT EASY to clear up an infection and it went INTO MY BONES !! I did IVs antibiotics at home for 3 weeks,,, working with the CDC Since they couldn't ID what the infection was. Where I live many travel overseas often. Likely someone got a nasty,,,, on their shoes. LUCKY ME ! NOT !! I did the hyperbaric oxygen chamber for 6 weeks, 5 days a week, at 2 hrs each time. It did NOT clear it up. I was also having casts changes 2 or 3 times a week. How about you?

Long and short,,, they could not get it to heal so my left big toe was amputated. Now the metarsal bone where the toe was,,, and the bone next to it leading to that bone are starting to turn some. Pain,, yuppers and back in an air cast,,, see the foot Dr again to see what's next.

NO DOUBT you know it pours when it rains. I have 2 kidney stones,, going in for surgery Weds (they COULD NOT be small enoughn to do it by themselves or the other many treatments,, so be the life.

BUT !! I DO NOT want to put the weight back on. I was told today BED REST ,, ICE the foot and STAY HERE. My legs HURT (reckless leg syndrome and neuropathy) so I AM hopping onto the floor to do 10 to 12 mins of yoga NOT involving the foot or stretching much,, that'd HURT the kidney stones even more so. I'm also going to start tomorrow using 1 lb weights. There ARE things we can do when even seriously injured,,, etc.

The motivation? I DO NOT WANT to gain. I am on the 5% Summer Challenge to hit my 5% Weight loss it's 9.2 lbs over 8 weeks. I am OFF to strong start with 2 lbs GONE ALREADY !! Since you were struggling with the loss,,,, always keep in mind,,,, it WILL happen. in the meantime if your doing the PT exercises you WILL tighten up and YEAH going DOWN to the next size of clothing. Do you enjoy online shopping? I have a pair of green jeans (dark green) hanging on the door so I see them OFTEN. My goal is to be IN THEM when it turns colder. Likely Sept. How about doing this? On Pininterest etc,,, make a collage on WHY you want to do this? Just looking at motivation pics can give you idea's and TA DA your GOING FOR IT again !!


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Hi thanks for the motivational site it's awesome.



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Hi I share your pain but not as much of course as you went through. I only broke my foot and sprained my ankle I spent 7 weeks in a boot and my foot up all the time. I was trying to lose weight before and there always seems to be something that gets in the way. Anyways this time it was a broken foot and sprained ankle. I gained about 10lbs then. I just started back to work last week and I can only work 4 days 4 hrs. a day and I have to wear my boot while I'm at work. I use a fitbit and have put at least 3000-5000 steps so I'm working my way up slowly cause I don't want to go backwards, I want to go forwards. So I would like to do other exercises not involving my feet as much yet which is very difficult. Y
HEY maybe I'll be lopsided strengthening my upper body, and my lower body will just have to catch up. I'm glad it's working for you and thanks for the pep talk I appreciate it very much. Enjoy life.



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starting over isn't a bad thing because along the way you have learned many things in the process. Start slow and maybe a goal of just 10 minutes a day for a while. It won't seem so overwhelming and more doable. You can convince yourself..."Awww just 10 minutes of an exercise ..." maybe that will help? Many ideas on here too. The support on here is great!!!

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A couple years back I dislocated my hip and ran a marathon on it, which was a terrible idea and required like 18 months of rehab to stop being in constant pain. I kept running through that work, but of course I felt super unmotivated and completely deflated. I found that adding new activities to my routine made me more enthusiastic about working out. I started swimming, for example, and focused more on developing my yoga practice. In the process, I healed my bum hip and felt less emotionally drained by the process of it. Maybe try a new activity that would engage different parts of your body and your mind?

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That's a good way to motivate! I use a fitbit sometimes too.

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I broke my leg in 2016 so as I recovered I got myself a Fitbit. That was my motivation as to how many steps I could take.



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Take it slow. Try not to stress yourself. Stress doesn't help anything.

Enjoy what your body can do instead of what it can't do. You'll find that your body will mend much quicker this way.

I deal with a chronic illness, and often get close to being pretty fit just to have something come up that makes me slide back down. It is frustrating, and I give myself a pep talk daily about everything my body can do even if it is just a little.

Hug yourself and love every bit of yourself. It will make the ride easier.



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My big frustration -
After taking a year off, leaving the gym and only walking, I decided it was time to go back. Mentally, prepared myself - felt I was ready.
I didn't have much weight gain (kept up on my calorie tracking), but my whole body make-up changed. So, I was looking forward to the return to the gym.
The few visits I made were SOOO frustrating! I could NOT do (even modified) a lot of the activity I did before.
I think in my "mental preparation" I psyched myself into believing what I thought I would be able to do, and it was far off from the reality. Now, I've again grown frustrated, and feel like I'm losing my motivation to go back to it. I've already resolved myself to start fresh (again) July 1st. But the little voice in my head and worried that I'm going to struggle far too much to outweigh my baby-step-strides.
(I feel like a smoker trying to quit ... that maybe the 4th or 5th attempt will be successful) :|

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I understand.

I find it motivating when my Spark pals like my feed action when I record my PT minutes.

I can add u as a pal and cheer you on too!

Try harder--in everything that you do!
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Gluten free is working for me!

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I can't afford $45/visit....that adds up pretty dang fast, and with the thousands in medical bills that have already stacked up, that's just not a possibility. Nobody around here has "all you can get" for those kinds of prices, heck, can't even get a gym membership anywhere other than Planet Fitness for that LOL!

I've got enough exercises and things to work on that it's not a very good excuse anyways - yes, it was nice to have her catch things I was doing incorrectly or where I was off balance but didn't realize it, but that doesn't stop me from doing them on my own (which I do, just not pushing myself as much without the weekly measurements of "where are you at?"

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Ask your PT place if they have a maintenance program. I paid a 45$ at fee to go as often as I like!

Try harder--in everything that you do!
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Gluten free is working for me!

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Yes, I had a lot of motivation the first 4-5 months, but it has steadily waned as the improvements got smaller, to barely noticeable, to I can't tell a difference anymore. No more PT due to my insurance saying I was "good enough." Knowing I will be set back again this year, losing probably 80-100% of what I've gained back doesn't help.

Granted, those are mostly excuses, but they are the ones I'm trying to work through - in addition to the limitations and constant pain.

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My motivation came from signing up with a PT place, and going there twice per week to improve.

I also do my homework exercises two times per day.

I have seen a lot of improvement in just one week, but I am far from well. It will take time, and I am more than willing to commit to putting in the time!

Try harder--in everything that you do!
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Gluten free is working for me!

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Thank you for sharing Pixie. This last part really stood out to me:

"Don't compare yourself to who you were and what you could do before your injury"

I think that's one of the hardest things for me - I keep thinking on what I was doing rather than embracing what I CAN do. Doesn't help that just before this happened my fitness was getting great again (after a long come back) and I was feeling pretty on top of my game in that department - so now I keep wondering if I would even be able to be at that point again.

That being said, I've already committed to finding a gym once I'm back from my trip (I leave on Monday for 10 days in Italy), the PICC line will be out Monday morning, so until we have hardware removal scheduled, in the meantime, there aren't any good excuses to at least do what I can.

But I'm going to try really hard to keep that little tidbit in mind as that is one of the bigger depressors for me - so thank you for that advice!

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I completely understand where you're coming from and allow me to be a cautionary tale for you, which will maybe help your motivation :) I lost about 45 pounds with SP over 6 years ago, kept it off for a few years and was in great shape and in love with how active I was - an avid runner (20-30 mi per week) and doing yoga and strength training several time a week. About three years ago, I was hit by a car as a pedestrian and it broke several bones in my foot, collarbone, and shoulder, and also caused ligament and tendon damage. I was totally laid up for over a month, then using a cane, and then in a walking boot and sling. It was beyond depressing and really took a toll emotionally on top of the physical. I completely checked out from exercise and even once I finished with the PT and was able to mostly go about my daily routine (i.e. walking and typing on a computer), I was so discouraged by the fact that I couldn't run or do what I wanted to be able to, that I just gave up and did basically nothing. This was obviously a terrible strategy and one that I now very much regret! I, unsurprisingly, gained nearly 40 pounds back and lost most of the fitness level that I once had.

About a month ago, I decided enough was enough (because the "fat" pants I had kept were now once again fitting!!) and started tracking calories once again and re-joined a gym. It was a real adjustment to not be able to do what I used to do, and instead to learn to be proud of twenty minutes on an elliptical instead of a 10 mile run. I've now lost 12 of those pounds, but have another 18 to go and am still nowhere near the fitness level I want to be at. I am also not someone known for her patience and tend to be an all or nothing type of person ("least patient person I know" may be the words my husband uses....), but I have come to realize and accept some limitations that I may now always have and find ways to be active and maintain a high level of fitness with different activities. I am really, really kicking myself that I couldn't have had this realization two years ago and 30 pounds ago, because it would have been so much easier to maintain than to fight my way back once again.

So, my advice, is to do what you can and to try to be proud of it. Don't compare yourself to who you were and what you could do before your injury, focus on what you can do now and how to be better tomorrow than you are today. If you give up now, the problem will NOT go away and will in fact be worse down the line, trust me!



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Ya, I think getting refocused on my long term goals is helping (sort of like visualization) - took your tip on that and have been more active this week. Paying for it a bit emoticon but getting it done! Still depressing not being able to do what I used to, and while I know "patience is key" I'm not known for being super patient - let's face it, I don't race motorcycles because i enjoy "taking my time!"

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After I had a displacement in my lower back after running my first 10K and not being able to physically run for a month in a half, I got very depressed and didn't work out for a while. I then began to visualize myself running again. I knew it would happen eventually, so it kept me going to get up and do the activities I could still do physically (like walking and weight lifting). I wanted to make sure I was ready to run again. Visualizing myself running again really helped keep me going.


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. ~Robert Collier

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6/18/17 8:01 A

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Oh no! I hope you find some motivation soon.

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Ya, fortunately or unfortunately, riding my motorcycle isn't too hard with the leg at the moment, so it's not providing as much motivation as it otherwise would (or did at first). NOW, however, my fitness (or lack thereof from 6 months off) is causing issues while riding, but the leg/ankle definitely causes issues with any kind of normal "workout" and I've been very lacking in a desire to push through the ouch other than very, very slowly (which is pretty unlike me, but this is the longest I've dealt with an injury with this many setbacks, too....).

AJ
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Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul.

Try not, do or do not. There is no try.


Never argue with an idiot - they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.


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6/17/17 6:36 A

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I am so sorry to hear that your break has needed more care and caused more issues than a break should. Ugh. I also completely understand not wanting to battle the insurance company. I work for a healthcare company that has health insurance as one part of its business. Even as an employee, I know how ugly and stupid they can be.

Anyways, injuries. I have severe osteoarthritis in my left knee. It's so bad as a matter of fact that I will get a new knee eventually. The idiot DO and my primary care doctor told me I won't run when I get that new knee. I will find a way once I get a new knee. It helps too that the PT I have used and hope to use again is an active person and knows me and my activity level. Goodness, if you were here in Minnesota, I would send you to her. :)

In the meantime, I have adapted to a run/walk version of running to keep my running. Doing this keeps me running towards the finish line. I do several races a year and that helps keep me going.

I also had a bike accident about three years ago where I got a gash in my leg from the peddle. I wound up with 12 stitches and since the ER didn't bother to prescribe $8.36 worth of antibiotics, my wound got infected; I could have lost my leg. I got 8 weeks of wound care and the hospital system ate the bill since they screwed up. During the wound care time, I kept walking and running extremely slowly once the worst of the infection cleared up. It helped that I had 2 or 3 races race scheduled for October; the injury happened in July and I refused to waste the entry fee!

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Let me preface this by saying I "know" all the right answers....just not managing to drum up the motivation to make it happen here lately.

Long story short, over 6 months ago I (fairly badly) broke my left leg (tib/fib pilon fracture). Thus far this has resulted in 3 surgeries, and there will be at least 1 more to pull hardware later this summer/year due to an infection over the tibia plate.

I'm in treatment for the infection, and in the meantime I'm supposed to be under normal use and I've returned to my normal life - other than working out. Sure, on occasion I'll do something, but nothing like I was doing before the accident. Some of it is time - the antibiotic infusions take up a good 3-4 hours of my days, and while I can do things while it's going, showering or gym type of stuff isn't really possible.

That aside, I think a big part of my "I'd rather come up with excuses not to" is just being sore and knowing there's more of it to come. Walking hurts - not horribly, but after 4 months off my leg, atrophy took a REALLY big toll. The break doesn't hurt - just tendons, muscles, joints that I haven't had to use. Knowing I'm just going to be laid up again in a few months doesn't seem to be helping me have ANY motivation to get up and do more, either.

I know all the reasons I SHOULD be doing more - but would just like to hear some stories of others who've had major and/or chronic injuries and kept going despite knowing more set backs were coming.

And to reiterate, I'm not avoiding using the leg - I'm doing my "normal" day to day activities, riding my motorcycle, and even have been back out racing my bike despite the ongoing issues. Just looking for a little oomph to get over the "meh" I seem to be struggling with right now.

No, I am no longer in PT since my insurance decided I didn't need anymore (despite my PT and Dr. not agreeing) and I don't have the energy to go through the nightmare of fighting the insurance - I have the exercises to get most of what I lost back, and I'm actually usually pretty good about doing some each day (although not pushing myself like I probably should).

AJ
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Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul.

Try not, do or do not. There is no try.


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