Re: [Adults AMC] HI Everyone!!!! This is Tracy amc_jazzy_t
- Hi Tracy! Im Brenda. I also have AMC. Im glad to hear your depression has improved! In your post you mentioned that your feet swell and that you have shortness of breath. They may be related to eachother. I have diminished lung capacity from scoliosis. As I got older I was also experiencing shortness of breath and swelling in my feet and ankles. Tests of my heart, my oxygen saturations and some sleep studies determined my symptoms were related to my lung restriction. Both symptoms can also be related to heart problems...
For me, some treatment for breathing and lossing some weight helped me to feel much, much better with both shortness of breath and swelling. I don't know if this helps or not. If you want to ask me more questions or just want to chat, I'd love to hear from you... my email and yahoo instant messanger ID are beekayn@.... Im 31.
Tracy <mountiangirl32@...> wrote:
MY NAME IS TRACY, AND I AM AFFECTED WITH ARTHROGRYPOSIS, I USE TO
COME AND POST ALOT AND CHAT ON AND OFF ALOT BUT THIS LAST YEAR OR SO
I ALSO DEAL WITH DEPRESSION AS WELL... BUT THE LAST MONTH OR SO I
BEEN A LITTLE MORE STABLE DEPRESSION WISE AND DEALING WITH MORE
PHYSICAL ISSUES THAN ANYTHING...
ITS EASY TO FALL INTO A SELF PITY MODE FOR ME AND ACT SORRY FOR
MYSELF AND THATS NOT THE REASON WHY I CAME TO WRITE TONIGHT... I
SHOULD SAY TYPING IN CAPS IS EASY FOR ME TO READ RIGHT NOW... SORRY I
AM NOT YELLING...
I AM 34, I USE TO BE ABLE TO WALK AND GET AROUND WITH MY CRUTCHES
ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO... BUT SEEMS AS THOUGH I AM STARTING TO LOSE MY
MOBILITY TO GET AROUND... I CAN WALK WITH CRUTCHES AND A WALKER...
PREFER MY WALKER IN WINTER TIME SO I DONT FALL... MY CARETAKER AND MY
MOM THEY SEEM TO WANT TO PUSH ME TO KEEP WALKING CAUSE I BEEN GETTING
SWELLING IN MY LEGS AND FEET... ( COULD THAT BE A REASON FOR SWELLING
USING A WHEELCHAIR OR NOT GETTING AROUND ON CRUTCHES... I WISH I
COULD STILL WALK AND GET AROUND EASIER SO I CAN GO OUT WITH
FRIENDS... BUT I DO HAVE A WHEELCHAIR VAN BUT NOT USABLE RIGHT NOW...
SHOULDNT US ADULTS BE ABLE TO MAKE THE DESICION IF WE WANT TO WALK OR
USE THE WHEELCHAIR IF IT BE EASIER TO USE TO GET AROUND...
I AM BEATING A CONSTANT BATTLE WITH MYSELF... I WOULD PREFER TO USE
MY WHEELCHAIR NOW THAN TO WALK... BUT PART OF ME WANTS TO BE ABLE TO
WALK AND GET AROUND LIKE I USE TO... COULD I BE AT A POINT OF WHERE
MY DISABILITY IS PROGRESSING ME TO USE CHAIR MORE>>????
WHEN I WALK MY LUNGS FEEL LIKE THEY GONNA EXPLODE ON ME AND I HAVE A
HARD TIME CATCHING MY BREATH... IS THIS NORMAL FOR ANYONE... OR CAN
IT BE A WEIGHT FACTOR... JUST TRYING TO COVER EVERYTHING HERE...
SORRY FOR RATTLING...
THANKS FOR LISTENING
TRACY OR AMC_JAZZY_T IS MY YAHOO NAME
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