Good Morning Everybody
Hope you've all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a better year.
I haven't been on here for a while..I've been feeling really down and alone with my Lymphoedema in both feet and legs all the way to the tops of my thighs.
Trying to stay positive but finding footwear a problem...sometimes I'm lucky enough to be able to wear what I want and other times I can't. Going to work and going out with friends is a nightmare...because the weeks before I can wear a favourite pair of wide fitting boots or men's trainers and then when the day comes I can't even get them on...so I can't go to work or I don't go out. I've explained to friends and family and they are just about understanding and realising what I'm experiencing. I would really like to return to the Gym this coming year..to improve my fitness levels...I'm also asthmatic and have been recently been told I also have a heart murmur too. I used to do so much 3-4years ago; Zumba,Tai-bo,running, circuit training,boxercise....now my legs feel so heavy and painful....I really need help on what type exercise and fitness I can and should be doing? I don't want to be a prisoner in my self anymore...my Self esteem and any little confidence I had is gone. I act like I'm okay,but really I'm not....trying to explain to Gym personnel that I have Lymphoedema in my feet and legs and I may need an alternative exercise to do...they look at me like I have two heads. Apologies for the longness of this I guess rant...I just don't know what to do....