elliejay wrote:I know there isn't a lot that can be done as the damage is already there ...
Oh Ellie, knowing what the problem is, and getting good physio exercises and orthotics has completely changed my life! I had, without knowing it, underactive 'stabilising muscles' ... Yes it took ages, and yes I still have some stretched out ligaments and other damage, yes, I still get pain (much, much less though!), and yes I still have HMS... BUT - oh my goodness I feel so much better, I'm stronger and fitter, I got back to work, and built up my walking till I could walk for miles and miles, massively reduced my awful headaches and loads of other painful problems, I developed coping strategies to deal with all sorts of problems, I got better at explaining things to ... everyone. My orthotics help stop my ankles rolling about which helps my stability enormously... Yes, yes I still have problems, I recently injured my back, and there are always people who don't/won't understand, there will always be problems that I have to pick myself up from and figure out how to deal with. Simply knowing what's wrong though... Just knowing
, makes everything SO much better, SO much less scary (once you've got over the shock and come to terms!), and I'm not alone, definitely not crazy or a hypochondriac, I have problems, but I have such reassuring company here, advice, support and understanding to help me every time I'm struggling. And most importantly for me - as I cope best by doing
- there is a lot that can be done, both by myself and with help, there's so much to try and do that can help. So much!
I'm so sorry if I'm weirdly ranty ... but there's so much that can be done!!!
All the best,