Hello all. I was a dancer for 40 years, retired now, after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1996. I came up in dance in the 50s and 60s, starting with folks fom the grand old traditions of the Ballet Russes, and later in the traditions of German Expressionist, Mary Wigman. My current workout incorporates these traditions, a little yoga, and now all the pre-op exercises for my TKR on 2/29. I also garden a huge yard and walk a mile/day, cane and all.
None of these things have ever involved gym type machines and they scare me. I'm not sure why. I don't even know what kind of shoes to wear. I do my workouts barefoot. I can see how they could be efficient, and I will have a good physical therapist. Just another scary aspect of this process! Oh and this will be my first hospital stay since The D struck. That's scary, too!
Would appreciate a little reassurance and pointers from all you good folks who work with these things regularly.......Thanks......Judith in Portland