This is my reaction to a comment my friend Josh gave on the post earlier today.I can’t use a stationary bike, or rowing machine. Because of the Charcot disease my legs are standing in an X position. In 2008 and 2009 I joined, with a friend, a sports school, cycling was one of the methods, but next to X-legs and no feeling in my feet I couldn’t stay with my feet on the pedals, not even when they were tied to them, or when I looked down to see if they were still on.
The wounds on my feet of this year didn’t have to do with walking too much, but with pressure points inside the shoes, I even had pressure points in my slippers. The wound under my foot was a misstep when getting out of bed and I slipped and sidestepped. A bone sticks out under my foot and the flesh tore away. It started as a blister and then got infected.
I lost a lot of weight because of the high blood glucose levels, now that the BGL are regulated the body just keeps the water inside the body instead of “flushing it down the drain”. It’s just something I have to work on, I know my down points but also see the ones I can conquer and make better. Okay it was a shock when I stepped down the scales this morning, I knew in advance I gained weight, but not how much. I liked my life when I was lighter and will do anything to get back on track. I have plans for the future, but also want to have a good life today, tomorrow, next week, month or year. But those plans are without those 16+ kilo and hopefully more.