I have been wanting to do this blog for a while now. Its been something I have given alot of thought to. I guess the first thing I should do is explain my reason for this blog and that begins with my personal story. I will try and keep it short. lol When I was born, I was premature and very small. My hips were not fully developed so I was put in a full body cast for the first year of my life. I am not sure they still do this with modern medicine, but this worked very well for me. Had they not done this I would not have been able to walk. I had a very normal life for a good 45 years. I could walk and had a normal childhood. (except I was always somewhat accident prone.) But about 5 years ago my right hip has started breaking down. It is getting worse and is not anything that can be operated on. Its painful most of the time. I have to use a cane and I am really not happy about it at all. I dont every write about this on my other blog. I dont dwell on this, and I dont let it take over my life,,,,, however I know their are more people out there like myself. Who have limited mobility. I have put weight on because of the immobility issue. Every Dr. I have seen, including ortho specialist all say the exact same thing when I ask how do I exercise... "Well, do the best you can." Meaning they dont know. I cant believe its just me. When you watch tv shows and here authorities on health and weightloss they all say how crucial cardio is to weightloss, bone loss and health. So people such as myself are not able to be helped? I just refuse to believe this anymore. One example I have, I am a huge fan of The Biggest Looser. Dont get me wrong, I love the show. One of the girls on the show had a stress fracture in her knee and was told the only physical activity to be done was swimming. So there was a 60 second segment of Bob giving her a cup of yogurt and telling her to hit the pool. You did not see her again on that show until the final weigh in. She has a mobility issue so go on out to the pool and do the best you can?
Ok, you see where I am going here. :) I just wanted to start a place where a community could grow and we could support one another to find whatever answers and whatever may work and pass it on. Everyone is welcome. I would love to hear from you! I will post articles, links and ideas. I would love to share ideas from you. I am not a doctor, I am not giving any medical advice. I just feel like this is a group of people that doesnt fit the norm and would like to create a place for support and encouragement. So Welcome, I hope we all find our inspiration to our own greatness.