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Morning leg and foot pain


Hi everyone. I had VM 2 years ago and like many of you have said, I have never been the same since. Physically, weight increases And when I get up in the morning I feel like a have to waddle everywhere until my feet get adjusted to walking again. Also, I have lost the ability to just get up from the ground and need to use my arm strength to get up Bc my legs feel too weak. Has anyone else experienced this? I am at a loss. The other day my 4 year old saw me get up out of bed and said “mommy you’re old”. :(

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Im sorry to say I know exactly what you talk about, some days I have to get up the stairs on my hands and knees, I was a building and was more than capable of heavy graft and very work fit. Two years later after three weeks in hospital with vm & bm life is a little more than difficult, getting off the floor if you can get down there, is usual quite entertaining for friends to watch

It’s been a year and a half since I had VM and about 8 months into recovery I noticed I felt weak and was losing my Strength. I Felt constant fatigue and weakness. I felt like my legs were always tired and so was I. About a few weeks later I hired a personal trainer to work with me one on one. I was scared to do it on my own because I thought I might re-injury myself. But it turned out to be the best thing.. I’m no body builder or anything special I just needed help getting my strength back. It was hard at first I could not do much much everyday was progress. I do that 2 x per week and did strengthening Exercises in between. I can say That it was worth it I’m definitely stronger. My muscles are still very very very tight and this is new for me, so I now I do yoga at home.

I know it’s hard and frustrating believe me I know but my advice would be to start small and pace your self and see what works for you. There is no right way or wrong way to do this, recovery had been a journey. Good luck and I hope this helped!

Yes, as from February when I got mine I wasn’t able to walk. Since then I have been stretching and doing physio at home. Now I’m walking stronger but mine burn. Due to lockdown I’ve been home so unable to push my walking but u will get there x

Thank you everyone. Maybe I will hire a personal trainer or something. That sounds like a great idea. I am just so sick of this because I think about how I am going to be when I am in my 60s. I am only 35 and my partner basically tells me that I remind her of her grandparents. Does the muscle tightness eventually go away?

I waddle like a duck to first thing in the morning and need a grab rail

to assist me to get out of bed .

I struggle getting out of the car also, once I am up and walking the feet pain does ease .

I was diagnosed with BM in April, and am shocked by how tired achey and old womany I feel especially as I was a keen runner and cyclist .

Wishing you a full recovery x

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