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Old 05-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #2821
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DH came home on a lay-over from work (no pick-ups for 2 hours) - because he wanted to be with me. Well he is....playing computer games at his desk with his back to me, sitting at my desk playing here at DC.
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Apparently there is more to my heritage than just Swedish and German and more to James's than Welsh, German, and whatever else he is. We evidently have some vampire blood mixed in, since it is 6:00 a.m. and we are just getting ready to head to bed. We are horrible about that anyway, as many of you already know, but it has been so hot lately (a/c needs repair) that we can function better at night with the cooler air.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #2826
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:49 AM   #2827
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PF, I have a question that I know I could ask my doctor or the PT department. But I would rather not.

I used to walk EVERYWHERE. It just never occured to me to take transportation if I could walk there in 30 minutes or less. I loved walking. Even on Sunday mornings, my husband and I used to take three or four hour walks.

With all the heart attacks I have had along with my now bad leg, walking leaves me gasping for breath and with chest pains. Is it possible to overcome this so I can walk at least more than ten feet? It is the heart thing that bothers me the most.

I also have arthritis in both hips and at the base of my spine. Joint replacement is out of the question. They want to save any needed surgery in case something important happens.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #2828
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PF, I have a question that I know I could ask my doctor or the PT department. But I would rather not.

I used to walk EVERYWHERE. It just never occured to me to take transportation if I could walk there in 30 minutes or less. I loved walking. Even on Sunday mornings, my husband and I used to take three or four hour walks.

With all the heart attacks I have had along with my now bad leg, walking leaves me gasping for breath and with chest pains. Is it possible to overcome this so I can walk at least more than ten feet? It is the heart thing that bothers me the most.

I also have arthritis in both hips and at the base of my spine. Joint replacement is out of the question. They want to save any needed surgery in case something important happens.
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Do you have a pool near you where you could go and just walk in the water at your own pace? Some pools set aside time and lanes for this. Where I go we can pick our depth and the lanes are 25 meters long. I have worked my way from 6 lengths (150 m) to 12 (300 m). But you can do whatever your body will take and at your own speed. I have met so many people doing this as well from different age groups and degrees of body symptoms.

I too can't walk much on land, but this mild resistance in the water builds my stamina....and I feel good emotionally too! And my PT and doctor both recommend it highly. (I am actually just getting ready to head to the pool!)

I hope that helps!
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Do you have a pool near you where you could go and just walk in the water at your own pace? Some pools set aside time and lanes for this. Where I go we can pick our depth and the lanes are 25 meters long. I have worked my way from 6 lengths (150 m) to 12 (300 m). But you can do whatever your body will take and at your own speed. I have met so many people doing this as well from different age groups and degrees of body symptoms.

I too can't walk much on land, but this mild resistance in the water builds my stamina....and I feel good emotionally too! And my PT and doctor both recommend it highly. (I am actually just getting ready to head to the pool!)
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I do. In fact there are two pools in my community. And they do have a program for the elderly and handicap. I had completely forgotten about them. Will look into it next time I go to Winthrop. One is at the Y. An olympic size pool. And another at the middle school. I will opt for the Y. No stairs to contend with. And I know my health plan will pay for any costs and provide transportation. Being only 4'8" tall, you know which end I will be at. Although I do know how to swim. Thanks.
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I do. In fact there are two pools in my community. And they do have a program for the elderly and handicap. I had completely forgotten about them. Will look into it next time I go to Winthrop. One is at the Y. An olympic size pool. And another at the middle school. I will opt for the Y. No stairs to contend with. And I know my health plan will pay for any costs and provide transportation. Being only 4'8" tall, you know which end I will be at. Although I do know how to swim. Thanks.
I agree with LP's suggestion, this would be perfect for you. You can start out as big or small as you can handle and just increase it a little each time.

Same with walking...out to the street and back. Time your self, 10 minutes. Walk for 5 minutes, turn around and come back. As you build your stamina, you will get farther away in that 5 minutes. When you are accomplishing a city block, go for 10 minutes, then 20, then 30.

I cannot give any better advice than to find a really good pair of walking shoes.
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