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I can't even do that Danny, tried hydrotherapy a few times in a heated pool & I can do the exercises no problem but as soon as I get outside my back locks & I can't move or even drive home. It is so frustrating. Tried cutting back on the exercises but it happens just the same, I have some complex issues going on in my body & as of yet we haven't found a solution. I go to a pain clinic & we sometimes have physio's & the like come in but they struggle to come up with anything as well. I try anything if I am able, but the end result is that my body breaks down & I am in extra pain for days. 

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5 hours ago, Speedracer said:

I think exercise is the key to it all, trouble is i literally can't do any at all now. Sainsburys or Lidl is a 10 minute walk but if I did that I wouldn't be able to get back home, I would be on the floor in agony. What is worse is that I barely drink anymore, barely eat any more actually, appetite is non existent,  I can never finish a meal partly because of feeling bloated & partly because it tastes crap. Not because Julie can't cook, she can, but because my taste buds are shot as well as everything else. I tell you, at 47 I was still pretty fit & very active with no extra baggage, 13 years later I am kerplunked & there is nothing I can do about it.

Obvious first suggestion is that a doctor's appointment wouldn't be a bad ideza just to rule out anything nasty. Second thought is that there is always something you can do about it unless there are undelying problems.

I sympathise though. I'm a year older than you and a few months back, I couldn't bend over to tie my shoelaces or put a pair of socks on without feeling dizzy. And I am not joking either.

Today, I can. Still carrying way too much weight around the middle, but it can all be done. I am really serious in that a couple of months ago, getting up the stairs left me struggling for breath. I really was that bad. I'm not suggesting I could run a marathon, but I can now do a mile or two of walking and I feel better, not worse.

The 'trick' is a little bit at a time. Set unrealistic goals and you'll fail.

5 hours ago, Speedracer said:

I can't even do that Danny, tried hydrotherapy a few times in a heated pool & I can do the exercises no problem but as soon as I get outside my back locks & I can't move or even drive home. It is so frustrating. Tried cutting back on the exercises but it happens just the same, I have some complex issues going on in my body & as of yet we haven't found a solution. I go to a pain clinic & we sometimes have physio's & the like come in but they struggle to come up with anything as well. I try anything if I am able, but the end result is that my body breaks down & I am in extra pain for days. 

Ouch. That's a real bastard.

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Instead of traditional doctors have you tried reputable holistic doctors who will focus on underlying factors first. Especially to do with hormones and defficiencies in micro nutrients like Magnesium defficiency. Amazon do pharmaceutical grade Magnesium flakes. Bathe 3 times a week. Epsom salts can also help.
Have you googled Rick Kaselij; he's a highly regarded injury specialist with highly regarded simple to do 3 dimensional exercises you can purchase & download. These helped me recover from nasty car accident injuries when all UK specialists wanted to give me was nerve root injections. It might help? But as already perfectly rationally explained. Small steps at a time. Good luck!

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I wouldn't ever question anything that people have personal experience of, but I have to say that the words 'reputable' and 'holistic' do not sit easy with me.

If we are takling about a spinal problem, then it would quite possibly be very easy to do more damage. Has it been diagnosed as a disc problem or is it down to the muscles around the spine?

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I wouldn't ever question anything that people have personal experience of, but I have to say that the words 'reputable' and 'holistic' do not sit easy with me.
If we are takling about a spinal problem, then it would quite possibly be very easy to do more damage. Has it been diagnosed as a disc problem or is it down to the muscles around the spine?
I agree. Caution advised as many people prey on ill informed. Always gain knowledge first. An MRI could help diagnose affected area. Both of my issues were spinal disc and muscular. Only visit recommended practitioners and if necessary be prepared to travel where necessary to find the correct one for you. Everyone is unique and what works for one doesn't necessarily follow it will work for someone else...

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I think I had better just mention some of the problems I have so you know where I am. I had cancer  (lymphoma)when I was 30 & treatment consisted of rather aggressive radiotherapy, which happily cured me but unfortunately shot my immune system to pieces, albeit most of the problems have only manifested themselves over the last 15 years. I have fibromyalgia, a condition which attacks the nervous system & causes pain to the muscular system. Because my hips are bad I get frequent bouts of sciatica due to how I walk, I have carpel tunnel in both wrists but dare not have them, I know too many people who wished they had left well alone. My skin is ruined, again due to the radiation, & have 3 different skin conditions that affect various parts of my body & is very sore indeed. The radiation also took my hair away which doesn't help & makes my face & head look terrible when I have a flare up, which contributes to my depression. I also have a leaking  aortic valve, & sticky blood, which leaves me breathless & hopefully will have that repaired/replaced soon.

The rest are really minor irritations, but the whole situation leaves me feeling pretty bleak at times. I am learning how to live like this, I do have some good days & I try & be positive, there are people who have much more than me to deal with so I try to make the best of it.

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1 minute ago, Speedracer said:

I think I had better just mention some of the problems I have so you know where I am. I had cancer  (lymphoma)when I was 30 & treatment consisted of rather aggressive radiotherapy, which happily cured me but unfortunately shot my immune system to pieces, albeit most of the problems have only manifested themselves over the last 15 years. I have fibromyalgia, a condition which attacks the nervous system & causes pain to the muscular system. Because my hips are bad I get frequent bouts of sciatica due to how I walk, I have carpel tunnel in both wrists but dare not have them, I know too many people who wished they had left well alone. My skin is ruined, again due to the radiation, & have 3 different skin conditions that affect various parts of my body & is very sore indeed. The radiation also took my hair away which doesn't help & makes my face & head look terrible when I have a flare up, which contributes to my depression. I also have a leaking  aortic valve, & sticky blood, which leaves me breathless & hopefully will have that repaired/replaced soon.

The rest are really minor irritations, but the whole situation leaves me feeling pretty bleak at times. I am learning how to live like this, I do have some good days & I try & be positive, there are people who have much more than me to deal with so I try to make the best of it.

Jesus Christ. And I moan about mild arthritis, a dodgy hip and hypertension...

Attitude is key, as you've already demonstrated. Shit yes, you have every cause to have bad days. On the other hand, you're still here. Not only that, but you're posting on the wam, which shows that no matter how bad your condition, you've still got a thick skin!

Physio will dictate and advise how much you can do. We are total amateurs when it comes to this level of problems. Anyway, you've got an Art Vinyl One, so you are actually somewhat blessed.

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Absolutely correct & thank you Rab. I am a naturally upbeat person & would much rather do something & take the pain instead of saying "no I can't do that". You are a long time dead & I am going nowhere, they will have to drag me kicking & screaming from this mortall coile!

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12 minutes ago, Speedracer said:

Absolutely correct & thank you Rab. I am a naturally upbeat person & would much rather do something & take the pain instead of saying "no I can't do that". You are a long time dead & I am going nowhere, they will have to drag me kicking & screaming from this mortall coile!

I know it isn't the Car Park, but I suspect few will criticise me for saying 'fucking good on yer mate'.

I feel the same. I've always said that when the grim reaper comes for me, I'll rip one of his arms off and whack him round the face with the wet end.

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On 11/09/2017 at 10:17, Speedracer said:

It has been a concern of mine for some time. I was an athlete for a long long time, I was a sprinter & javelin thrower & was a member of the famous Hallamshire Harriers in Sheffield. Played badminton for Sheffield & football to a very decent standard, from 13 to 47, & didn't carry an ounce of fat. Had cancer at 30 which destroyed my lymphatic system & now at 60 I have a whole host of health problems, I wish I could exercise but some days getting out of bed is a feat of achievement. I try to eat healthily, although I admit to having a sweet tooth, and would love to be able to get rid of a couple of stone, all around my middle, but it isn't going to happen because a sedentary lifestyle has been forced upon me.

Coincidence, Speedracer....I am from Sheffield originally, and knew someone very well who had been a stalwart in the Hallamshire Harriers, had boxed for Yorkshire when young, ran 10 miles to work and back every day, had one lung due to cancer in his twenties, but was fit as a fiddle. Never smoked. Very, very sadly, he passed away suddenly at 58 from a sudden aneurysm while under observation in hospital.  And another non-smoking friend who was a European veteran champion weight lifter, still competing as a veteran at 61 after doing it for most of his adult life. Very fit, flew all over the world on business. Dynamic, and a very healthy eater. Again, passed away suddenly with no warning, the day after talking at a major conference. There is no logic in it at all. Just the lesson that you should live as healthy a life as possible, and have a good life due to that, but in the end anything can happen to you at any time.

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6 minutes ago, vintageaxeman said:

Coincidence, Speedracer....I am from Sheffield originally, and knew someone very well who had been a stalwart in the Hallamshire Harriers, had boxed for Yorkshire when young, ran 10 miles to work and back every day, had one lung due to cancer in his twenties, but was fit as a fiddle. Never smoked. Very, very sadly, he passed away suddenly at 58 from a sudden aneurysm while under observation in hospital.  And another non-smoking friend who was a European veteran champion weight lifter, still competing as a veteran at 61 after doing it for most of his adult life. Very fit, flew all over the world on business. Dynamic, and a very healthy eater. Again, passed away suddenly with no warning, the day after talking at a major conference. There is no logic in it at all. Just the lesson that you should live as healthy a life as possible, and have a good life due to that, but in the end anything can happen to you at any time.

This ^ is the randomness of life and what keeps us sane! If we knew we'd only worry about it...

The actions you take and the decisions you make sort of defines you as a being, however, how you deal with your deck of cards is what really defines you... Enjoy life

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