My goal is to do a 5K.. Not bad for someone who could barely walk the length of my driveway at diagnosis. I was in terrible pain 24/7.
They said I had fibromyalgia, possible AS, possibly MS, damaged discs and nerve damage that might be irreversible.
One doc told me to get a "motorized scooter" to get around if I could not walk. ( I refused to believe that),
But this is not the case. It was OA and celiac causing all that muscle weakness and atrophy, bone pain and general fuss.
I did 2 years of PT and chiropractic and started gentle yoga to strengthen my core muscles.
I began weight training 2-3 X a week in January and last week, I walked 2 miles in just 40 minutes.
I am so excited by this progress, I want to do cartwheels. Maybe I'l try that next! lol
I think the whole "exercise with a supportive group" idea is really fantastic!! Even if you just walk and get fresh air!
I am not sure I will ever be able to run, but I can walk.
Maybe I will start one up with the neighbors when we move into our new community in February. (waiting for our house to be finished
down here in Florida) No excuses about the weather getting in the way of exercise down here. lol
So glad I read the board this morning. You planted a seed!
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Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; finally DXed on 11/01/10. I figured it out myself. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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