Thanks for the reply!
Yes, I do hope my grandmother gets better, but the doctors say she is in stage four of COPD (although we have no clue how she got there in 6 months!) and said this is her last year. They tried taking her off the ventilator this morning, but she became disoriented. Didn't know my mom was there...so they heavily sedated her and put the tube back in
It's just so hard because this is not how I thought it was going to be when we moved her here.
Yea, I think out of all the injuries you can get.. a hip injury i2 one of the worst. Back injuries too. There is just not alot you can do when your hip hurts. I would think stepping isn't a great option if you have hip problems.. but in the same token, if it's something you like then....? I mean, I dislike exercise in general. Otherwise, I may have not been in this predicament! So when you find something you actually like.. I would say run with it... but not so much with a bad hip.
I just bought a pair of sneakers yesterday (my first in like... oh 10-15 years).. I have plans on walking when the weather gets nice. I did alot of walking last spring with my daughter. On the hunt for trees and plants that were "waking up". But it doesn't last too long. She has asthma. There are just times when I have to keep her butt inside depending on what's pollinating or what the ozone index is.
Yesterday my hip was so bad that by night time, I had to physically move my leg up on to the bed. Today it was sooo much better. I actually got in a good workout! (An even better one since my brother watched my daughter for 45 mins! She usually exercises with me and that can be tedious!) Let's hope I don't pay for it tomorrow and my hip act up again. Though.. everyother day is better than none at all!
Have you tried those hip exercises? I found them helpful, but not when the hip hurts. Have you actually identified what is hurt in your hip? I feel like mine is the ligaments/muscles, because if I stand up and push that hip out to the side, like stretching, I can feel the sore muscle/ligament/tendon and the pain spans upwards.. like.. up the ligament or something. My mom thinks I should take a glucosamen condrotin supplement (SP?) She has had success with it. Have you tried it?