Well I went for a short walk yesterday down the road by my house.
Clearly, it was not short enough.
When I got home, I immediately got weak and dizzy and had to be helped to lay down. All of my muscles were jumping in my skin from my upper legs right up through my back. Eventually, after laying for a few hours, I could tackle walking to bed.
I couldn’t sleep a wink through the night due to the pain in my back, and then I ended up dozing the whole day away as a result. Not that it’s really a problem, as I can only hobble around with my back being as messed up as it is, but it would be nice to not have to waste both night and day trying to accomplish sleep. My head has a smashing migraine (likely from the change in weather), and I can tell that I won’t be spending that much time outside of my bed today.
It looks like a little bit of harmless exercise, and yet it beats the living daylights out of me. I used to be able to get into shape until I got Fibro and ME/CFS; but now, no matter how hard I try, every day is like the first day of exercise ALL over again. No progress gets made. It’s a hard pill to swallow.
This was me on the way home except a) I’m a human and not a cat (even though I’d like to be lol), b) I was walking and not in a car, and c) I wanted to just lay on the side of the road and take a few zzz’s, but instead I came home and the zzz’s were severely disturbed by the pain. The point is, I would have rather have been this cat.
How do you guys manage to increase your ability to exercise – or is that just permanently shot for us?