I'm Very Weak.

I need more physical strength, but how to obtain it is a challange.  I have Luus, Chronic fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, a Herniated Disk, Osteoporosis.   So, because of my back pain, I have to be carefull how I go about things.

I really need to go for physical therapy, but it is so expensive, and my husband lost his job last September, so there went our health insurance.  I'm getting very discouraged, yet I do have some good days.

I just don't know what to do anymore!


LindarGFi LindarGFi
56-60, F
2 Responses Mar 7, 2009

Linda, I really think I do have the answer for you. Go out and buy one of those stationary bike pedals....they only have the peddle part, not the seat or handle bars or anything. So you can sit in a comfortable chair and use it. Start very slowly with five minutes or less if necessary, and increase a minute every day to three days, depending on your tolerance.<br />
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Some hospitals have used them with extremely ill, sometimes final stage patients receiving dialysis...so as the patient receives the dialysis, they pedal, at their own rate. Their health starts improving *markedly* within two weeks.<br />
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You can buy them all kinds of places....even Walmart. When you've built up some strength and a little endurance, my next recommendation for you would be beginner's tai chi. As a matter of fact, I saw a nice dvd that was "chair tai chi". no impact, great benefits. <br />
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You're in a challenging situation but it's by no means hopeless!

I don't have many answers but I believe our body is able to wonderfully heal itself if we give it the tools (nutrition) that it needs. Organic food, way less sugar-no, no, no, soda diet or otherwise. no candy bars fruits vegetables, fish. Rarely any red meat, turkey chicken. Do a Google search for the Hallelujah diet. Be proactive in your quest for health and don't just accept what the doctors tell you. May God Bless you and I pray that you have a speedy recovery.