(Closed) Thanks for calling me fat and unhealthy :(

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@MrsSl82be: It could be an issue with your medications. Have you asked your doc about it? Maybe he/she would have some suggestions.

As for your SIL’s comments, meh, take ’em with a grain of salt.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@MrsSl82be: Don’t let her comments get you down. You asked and she gave you an honest answer in the most kind way she could. It sounds like you have had a tough go of it lately and you are doing the best you can. Do you think swimming might help? I have heard it is a good form of excercise that can help arthritis symptoms improve, not sure if it would help in the feet though?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@MrsSl82be: Oh, sorry ’bout the SIL/friend mix-up. Guess that’s what I get for reading too fast, lol. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@MrsSl82be: Why did you press her to answer if she’s judgemental? I would just brush it off.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I understand why you are hurt and that was somethig very difficult to hear. It was probably very difficult for her to say something like that as well. I would take the advice of a previous post and ask your doctor about this.

I have a good friend that works at a wellness clinic in the Tampa area that works with people in similar situations. (i.e using meds) and they work with them to determine holistic (non medicated) ways to deal and/or resolve the medical issue. I would look into your area and see if there is something available to you. The only thing about her clinic is insurance does not cover it so it can be pricey, (about $8K for the whole thing) Depending on your situation it may be worth it.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Oh wow, so sorry to hear what you are going through!…if you really have bad arthritis, I would highly recommend some form of yoga (I like the hot yoga “Bikram” specifically)…I have degenerative arthritis in my spine, and this is the only exercise that keeps me feeling good!  Plus the hot yoga makes you feel like a rockstar after working so hard, which always helps with the self-esteem. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Like others have suggested, I would talk to your doctors about your meds and see if they can put you on anything that wouldn’t cause so much weight gain.

You mentioned not make the best food choices, maybe they can refer you to a nutritionist or dietician who can help you with that? And not being able to exercise, maybe they can refer you to a physical therapist who can teach you exercises that you can do without being on your feet, I know there’s actually quite a bit you can do. Actually, have you ever seen the lady on TV who does all kinds of exercises while sitting in a chair?

As for how your friend made you feel, I’m sure she didn’t mean to. You pressed her to answer honestly, and when she finally did, she upset you. I’m sure that wasn’t her intention, but she was in kind of an impossible situation where she was damned if she did and damned if she didn’t.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@MrsSl82be: It really just sounds like she was being bitchy. If you think exercising and talking to your doctors would make you feel better physically, by all means go for it, but don’t let this girl bother you.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Have you tried water areobics?

I know it sounds crazy…but they have “deep” water and shallow water. I would recommend the deep water for your arthritis, because you aren’t standing on your feet. Its not about swimming (though also a great form of total body excersise) its different. For deep water you can either wear a floation belt, or sit on a noodle and you “jog” around the deep end and do other areobic excersises (ex. resistance band training) in a low gravity (zero g) setting. You aren’t treading water to keep yourself up so you don’t have to worry about that. The floation belts keep your chest and head out of the water (like a lifejacket) but give you better mobility and freedom.  

It may be a really good starting place for you to get back into, and work your way up to swimming laps.

Hope This Helps

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