Sunday, May 23, 2010

Setback Sunday Hahahaha

I overdid it yesterday.
I now can hardly walk (my muscles are burning and just collapse...), am in excruciating pain, and am trying to love my body when my last 11 years of life has been devoted to hating it for all that it can't do.

However, seeing my family, having a massive bbq, soaking up some sun, having a couple of drinks - worth it in the short-term for sure!

Okay my many of you have difficulty walking?  And what do you do to help with it?  Just stay home?  Or something else??



Rachael said...

Yesterday I had a bit of difficulty walking because my heart wasn't pumping as it should have been so it took every ounce of control to make myself walk as normal 'looking' as I could while I was in public. When I got home I stayed there & rested all day and evening. I'll be doing the same today. Sometimes an aromatherapy heating pad works (not the kind you plug in, but the kind you heat up before using) Last night my legs were giving me issue as I lie in bed and I always get a little scared it's a clot =0

I remember when I had lupus as a kid (side-effect of one of the heart medications I was taking at the time) and how much walking hurt. I hope you feel better very soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie ~

I was in a major crash all day yesterday. It was caused by emotional devastation the night before! I will spare you the details! I could barely function, let alone walk. I certainly did not make it to the gym as planned!

Forgive me if I am repeating myself, but regarding walking--many years ago I could barely walk 1/4 of a mile. I was determined, and refused to give up. It took forever, but now I can handle fairly regular exercise. For me it has made a differnce in my life and outlook, etc.

Everyone is different. I just hope to inspire those I can, as we all do!

Hang in there. Hope you'll follow my blog!


Annie said...

Aww thanks Rachael!

I have to go out in public to pick up my meds so I guess I will just move as best I can and then come home and not move for the rest of the day!

I also always get scared of blood clots as I have crazy nerve pain in my right leg. I think it is sciatic, but who the hell knows :S

Lee Lee said...

haha I had setback Sunday too ... yep, overdid it on Saturday! Regarding walking, on a good day I can walk 50 steps as a maximum and on a bad day I cannot walk at all. So the 50 steps is enough to get me around my house and I try my best not to have bad days!! LOL ... but on those occassions I call for the troups (Mum and Dad or friend Michael).... there is really nothing else I can do! Just grin a bear it :-)

It's great you made the effort to get out and have some fun!

Annie said...

I hear you Lee Lee - I'm trying to grin and bear it!

I hope you have only good days :)

Dominique said...

Annie - you always make me realize how good I have it. I am so sorry you are in so much pain!

It's been years (15 or more) since I have had walking problems. My problem is more like stairs, balance, walking into things, turning a corner (left) but my body thinks it should go right...things like that.

Hang in there...

Annie said...

I'll try to Dominique!

Maya said...

I'm having a lot of Dominique's problems as well as a lot of weakness in my legs. I can't walk very far or for very long. Standing is a problem too. It's been a while since I was what you'd call; high-functioning.

For me, when and if I can stretching and isometric exercises (I like ballet) help with balance and pain.

Anonymous said...

I've only had my walking affected a few times. My legs have lost all the strength in them and have been in searing pain. Both are equally fun. Each time, I just sat down as soon as I could and waited for the worst of it to go away. I hope that neither ever happens again, but it's a possibility. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.