Lara I was thinking of when I get old will I end up in a wheel chair ....as I will no longer be able to continue with this type of exercise.....
Benson, just keep moving. You won't be able to do what you do now when you are 80, but just walk and do other simple stuff. I don't think that the CES will get worse, or that we will lose the nerve function and abilities that we have now.
benson..as ladylimpsalot..said CES will not worsen...the nerves that have regenerated will not return back in the state they were at the onset of CES...so in regards to CES the lack of exercise will not affect the nerves.
If you stop the exercise...then the muscles will weaken as a matter of course and your mobility will slow down but this may be inevitable with old age and everyone experiences this.
If you have limited power to certain muscles in your lower extremities then you will fatigue quicker if you do not keep the ones with reasonable power to them built up and strong.
I wouldn't worry to much about this..just keep doing what you do now and keep it up as long as possible..when you get older adapt your exercise so you can keep up doing as much as you can.
Post by ladylimpsalot on Sept 15, 2013 9:22:25 GMT -8
I think that in some regards we will do better when we are older than the average senior citizen. We know how fragile we are and we know that we need to work at keeping ourselves active and together. We know the value of our health. I am not going out of my way to become a body builder. I don't think that I will ever lift anything more than 10 lbs but I will walk and I will eat healthfully and hopefully will keep the abilities that I have. I will be able to take care of myself, more or less.
Post by kilg0retr0ut on Sept 15, 2013 16:33:21 GMT -8
I hate to be a downer here, but I think it important to stay real. Although the nerves that are damaged won't get worse, the toll on the body will. The atrophy continues, and the wear and tear on the joints, bladder problems, etc. will become an issue in the future. I don't know how many times my doctor has looked me in the face a said " you know your not going to be able to walk one day, you do realise eventually you will be in a chair" of course she thinks I'm in denile about my injury, but it's a hard thing to swallow. I've watched my left leg (from the knee down) turn into a stick, I'd make a great pirate . This doesn't keep me from working as hard as I can to stay healthy and upright. This isn't self pity, just fact. I still believe life is good and should be lived to the fullest, just think its healthier to live in the reality of my situation. And like I've heard so many times.......It could be worse.
Thank you this info everyone. This will be one of the first questions I ask when I see my doctor next week. I have a feeling I am complete but I could be borderline, I'm not really sure, hoping for incomplete...