Living Life In A Wheelchair

Faxed Letter To My Family Doctor
[ Sunday June 4th 2017 at 11:40 pm ]

The attempt to use a recumbent exercise bike has set in motion a setback of the same magnitude as I endured with my hip joints prior to them being replaced. I did a grand total of 13 revolutions in 2 minutes. The pain in my knee joints continued to build for 16 hours. It took 5 full days for my knee joints to return to the usual set of challenges I experience.

I can't live my life this way. There is no quality of life. Additionally virtually all the physiotherapists involved in my care have told me not to engage in exercise that will cause 1 or the absolute most 2 hours of pain upon completion. I don't see how I am able to reduce this exercise to fit this criteria. I've informed my family doctor of these things and that I've made the decision to refuse the use of an exercise bike due to the setback I've experienced.