Well, not general exercise – I started back to fitness classes at the beginning of December last year. So far a bit of bike work [even then the bike does some of it for me] and standing frames.
A relapse in February 2018 stopped me walking.
Exercise diminished as I dealt with survival.
My world was limited to a few yards from my bed for months.
But there was one exercise that I never restarted – I just forgot about.
It was to lie on my right side – pull both my legs up and lift my left leg whilst keeping my feet together. Think it’s called the clam.
Now my right leg no longer bends without a lot of work and my right arm and shoulder ache. No wonder I stopped.
Three years ago in my walking era my left leg suddenly was agony. The pressure of dragging my increasingly sullen right leg around had caused a set of muscles [think the abductor] to tear. It was so painful I was also in screaming tears!
Eventually a physio worked it out – hence the exercise.
This weekend it happened again – I nearly fell twice transferring.
Uncomfortable though it was I’ve been doing that exercise day and night.
This morning I managed 200 reps – when I started it was 20.
I seem to be over the worse.
Anything you’ve just stopped doing come back to haunt you?
This topic was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by John Connor.
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