Saw my PCP (Primary Care Physician) yesterday, and he wants me to start walking. I haven’t walked in over 27 years. When I was 21, I decided it hurt too much, and took too much energy to walk, so chose to use a wheelchair, much to the dismay of my parents. They thought I was giving up. Well, THAT didn’t last long, as my Mom took me shopping, and instead of being tired and complaining of being in pain ten minutes into shopping, it was 4 HOURS before SHE was asking if we could stop and rest. And when I needed a new wheelchair, my parents bought me a nice one, not a real cheap one, like the one that I got from DSHS.
Now, Dr. Khan, wants me to start walking. He’s written a prescription for me to go to PT (Physical Therapy) for four weeks. I seriously doubt I have the muscle for it. I’m sure the muscles have atophyed after so long. Even walking across the room will cause me to use so much energy that once I’m done, I’ll be so exhausted, I’ll be sleeping the rest of the day.
I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ll go to PT, but walking just isn’t worth it to me… I don’t want to be in pain and exhausted. I have a life now, and while I’m still in pain, it’d be a lot worse if I was walking.