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8/28/17 2:45 P

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As a few others have said, it would be best to ask your doctor to give you a referral to a physical therapist. Getting advice from anyone else would not be safe, especially with what you have been through. Your personal trainer should not be having you work through the pain and they honestly shouldn't be working with you unless you have given proof of your doctor's clearance and/or they are specifically certified in the types of health conditions you have. It is beyond their level of expertise if they do not have that certification without the doctor's clearance and even then, I would still check on their certifications.

Honestly, a physical therapist is the best person to see and ask for help in regards to exercise. They are trained in various health conditions and can give you a proper exercise program that will help you and be sure that those exercises won't do more harm than good. So, if you haven't, please check into that option so you can get a proper program/set of exercises that are safe for you and your needs.

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8/23/17 10:41 A

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Is your doctor informed about exercise? Some gp's can give general advice. But to get good advice sometimes it is better to ask a physiotherapist. If they work with your doctor. They can give you exercises and advice tailored to you and your abilities.



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8/21/17 10:36 A

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I agree with others about seeing a physical therapist. I don't have joint replacements but do have a problem with shortening tendons. I've had an exercise program designed around what I can do to increase strength. Sounds like you know the cardio you can do. Don't forget stretching and building muscle. You can use light weights while watching TV or even cooking.(use in one hand only ;-) )

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8/21/17 7:56 A

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If you have PBS, check out a show called 'Classical Stretch". Or check out her short examples on youtube by searching for 'Essentrics". It's really a no pain way of moving that is quite helpful to get our bodies moving again.

I've got a problem with numb hands and feet. The feet numbness has improved. The hands not at all, so I'm still on the lookout.

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8/19/17 10:32 P

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Sounds like your best bet is to get your Dr. to give you a referral to a Physical Therapist. They will have a better idea of what you can and cannot do. Personal Trainers have no medical training. I'm glad you didn't listen to him!

Sounds like your slow walk went well. Maybe that is where you can start until you get with your Physical Therapist. I wish you well.


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8/16/17 2:03 P

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Thank you so much for your replies. I am on tablets to keep blood pressure in check only a small dose. My stomach is what I really need to work on but most exercise cause my knee to hurt or my head to throb. I see a personal trainer but she was more interested in going through the exercise and said to work through the pain. I don't think that was very sensible as I nearly died only 6months ago.The pain in my knee I can work through but not the pressure in my head and eyes. Sorry for the long post and thank you all again

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8/14/17 1:51 A

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Talk to your doctor about blood pressure medicine if you aren't already on it. I take mine each morning and I've released 40# since April, so that has helped as well, but I still have 20# to go. When I get to goal weight my doctor said he'll have me stay on the blood pressure medicine as it will help my kidneys.



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8/13/17 11:12 P

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Both knees replaced back in 2011.
I'm still working on getting up off the floor without using my hands (it isn't pretty!).
Best bet is to ask medical provider for a Physical Therapy referral -- therapist can teach you both SAFE exercise to pursue and help you set reasonable goals for yourself.

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8/2/17 10:49 A

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Thank you for your help I went to see the doctor he just said take it easy. I went gym today and my pulse was up to 160beats per minute ITook the advice of my doctor and left but a did take a slow walk home.

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8/1/17 9:05 A

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Only your doctor can advise you on the exercise that will be best for you.
Give him/her a call!

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8/1/17 6:35 A

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I was hoping someone could help me. I had a total knee replacement last July and then this February I had a bleed on the brain which has left me with little energy. I go to the gym and work in a care home once a week.IOnly do the treadmill at the gym and the bike to get my energy levels up and to help keep my knee flexible was hoping that someone could help with what other exercise I might be able to try thank you so much any help will be appreciated. (The doctor told me I must not rise my blood pressure )

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