I’ve been trying to exercise more every day. Before, I would let myself get away with once around my neighborhood, which is .6 miles. Now I go twice around. I try to go around at least 3 times a day. I have this weird thing that happens when I exercise! I smell a pretty strong ammonia smell afterwards. I don’t know if it’s something just I can smell, or if other people can smell it, too? What do I do? Ask people to smell me? Yikes.
In addition to the walking, I do these leg exercises for 20-30 minutes a day. When spring comes, and I can swim, I’ll work on upper body strength. The dex can really do a number on your legs, so I’m paying close attention to that.
Before I had MM, I tore out the ACL in my right kneee. I had PT before a few surgeries. The last surgery was a patellar tendon graft. It has held up fine. The first time I went for PT though, my legs were very strong. the therapist asked, “Why are you here?” I explained. But while they were checking over my gait and measuring things, they talked to each other about how muscular I was. Well, that’s not the case anymore. I hope I can get that back. I realize it will take some hard work, and I’m willing to do that now. I’m only 44, and am not ready to become an invalid!