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Things I Have Learned: On Jack in the Boxes and Whack A Moles - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
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Things I Have Learned: On Jack in the Boxes and Whack A Moles
 My positional vertigo is not gone but lies lurking, ready to jump out at me like a jack in the box. Flying in planes and looking up or down seems to trigger it. The anti-vomiting meds are still effective.

I have had right ankle problems since April and have been working with a podiatrist to find a pair of shoes that will cushion my feet more. I already have custom orthotics and will need a new pair made. But I have been walking twice daily even with the right ankle pain. During my recent trip, I cut my walking in half and the pain went away. Unfortunately that level of walking = sedentary and I cannot maintain my current weight (nor my overall cardio health). A stationary or recumbent bike would be a good choice except  I'd have to use low resistance and it hurts my back. To match the daily walks I would have to spend three hours a day on the bike.   So I resumed my twice daily walks and now...

...now my left ankle is swollen and hurting and I cannot wriggle a few of my toes. Another visit to the foot surgeon surgeon next month. Last time he only took xrays and told me to start physical therapy for the right foot.  I am still looking for a physical therapist who can handle EDS patients. So I am back to the walking very little and am finding that the increased sitting is making my back flare up.   Jack in the boxes and whack a moles seems to be  my thing nowawdays.

In short, I will continue to be preoccupied by health and may be distracted, extra cranky and may ignore you.  

On another note: The only Star Trek series I did not watch from start to finish was Voyager so I have started that on Netflix.  
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seagull2eagle From: seagull2eagle Date: August 27th, 2016 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
When I had surgery a couple years back, I posted a question on my group weight loss list for "how do I exercise when I'm not allowed to bend over?" and got zippo. Switched groups and posted a new question last year when I sprained my ankle for "how do I exercise with a sprained ankle" - got a few things from that. Sadly, I don't think I saved any of them.

But yeah, mess up the feet and everything else goes to hell.

What doctor set/hospitals/insurance are you with?
catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: September 11th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damned if you do, damned if you don't. It's so frustrating! Good luck in finding something you can do.
I ran into the same problem. My physical medicine specialist told me the only safe exercise I can do is deep water pool exercises (no exercises with my feet on the bottom of the pool). Just about everything else is guaranteed to injure me even further.

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