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Loopylou

379d

Hi everyone. I'm now living in my living room because my legs are not great and I can't get around anymore. So now I'm getting quite low in my mood and I'm trying hard to get back on my feet again but so far I've not had any results.

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    • Serafina

      352d

      It's horrible when your body limits what you can do isn't it? Would you be able to do any sort of very gentle, seated exercises just to help keep your blood flowing, muscles active and to give you something to do? Even if you're not an older person, have a look on YouTube for something like chairobics for seniors or seated exercises for mobility impaired. There's just about something for everything on there. If you're able to speak to your doctor, that might be a good thing to do as well. Sending you lots of love - make sure to be gentle with yourself because it's not your fault and you didn't ask for this to happen. 💕

    • Serafina

      352d

      It's horrible when your body limits what you can do isn't it? Would you be able to do any sort of very gentle, seated exercises just to help keep your blood flowing, muscles active and to give you something to do? Even if you're not an older person, have a look on YouTube for something like chairobics for seniors or seated exercises for mobility impaired. There's just about something for everything on there. If you're able to speak to your doctor, that might be a good thing to do as well. Sending you lots of love - make sure to be gentle with yourself because it's not your fault and you didn't ask for this to happen. 💕

    • Betty_Boop

      355d

      I found myself not so quite as bad as you but after having 2 neck surgeries (1 failed) then all of a sudden out of nowhere a broken neck! I also had a failed back surgery many years ago but anyway as the years slipped by couldn’t do the things I was use to do! I use a cane at times but I’m stubborn I will not give up! My legs are bad too because of my back but I’ll refuse to give up! My mood gets very low but am seeing a counselor and my kids are wonderful! I also lost my husband 4 months ago so that doesn’t help any! Praying for you!❤️🙏

    • 55isMe

      356d

      Aside from the medical side, its hard to accept that we cant do what we used to do or what others still can do. You may find yourself much more happy if you look at things from a different angle. As they say, take the lemons and make lemonade (i love lemonade). Its your living room, its just a space, make it be what you want. You are unique, your home can be unique too. Little by liitle (or all at once) make things better for YOU.

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      358d

      Water therapy is very helpful. The warmer the better. I just have to be careful not to over do because it feels so good. Hot shower or bath can help as well if you don't have access to water therapy. Exercise is key. PT is best. I also found pilates to be good because its a slow and controlled type of exercise. Yoga does not work for me.

    • Librarianish

      359d

      Are you able to try water physical therapy? It helped me a lot

    • faerywyrm

      368d

      I have been in the same situation many times. Don't lose hope. With some stretching and gentle movements, it will get better. I know it's frustrating, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    • thrillsnchills

      369d

      Try to do stuff yo lift your mood first then try very gentle excercise laying down leg excercises then sitting and then standing. The same ones but work your way up. Do it atca certain time every day so you can mentally relax and not think about it as much. Im just going to say medical marajuana has changed my life I can lay still with out feeling guilty about it and it takes away pain and takes my mind off my my physical problems

    • 55isMe

      370d

      I was blessed with a family member who had polio as a child. Indeed sad for her, but she didnt let her stop her from doing much. She taught me that there are many ways to get things done. Rethink the normal way and find a not-so-normal way.

    • Betty_Boop

      379d

      I've had a bad back and since having two neck surgeries it doesn't help my back any which in fact effects my legs! Never give up hope as there's always a tomorrow! Wishing you the best! Have you tried physical therapy by any chance or anything to strengthen your legs?

    • AJ961

      379d

      Please never give up I no its rubbish when we hit an all time low but think of it as we can only get better. Sending gentle hugs and love xx

      • Loopylou

        379d

        @AJ961 ok thank you. It's just because I've been living in my living room and I'm just getting low in mood.

        • Faithhope

          370d

          @Loopylou me too. Can’t walk very far. Bad back also. But mostly just no life. Probably my fault because I don’t really want to go look for something to do.

    • Frustrated

      379d

      Sending you hugs and hoping for the best for you. Don’t give up.

      • Loopylou

        379d

        @Frustrated I'm trying not to stress myself but it's becoming increasingly difficult to be honest. I've been thinking that maybe I'm better off out of it.

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