Hope you all are having a wonderful, pain free day!! I was just wondering what everyone does to stay in shape. Before I was having serious symptoms I was athletic and kept in shape. After kids and getting the Chiari diagnosis I have gained a good 75 pounds. I was on Weight Watchers before my official Chiari diagnosis (when I was in the "crazy" period) and lost 30 punds. I signed up again the other day, but I am tired of the yo-yoing. My NL and my NS suggests that I loose weight, saying every pund extra on my body in another pound of pressure on my brain. Now that I have had decompression surgery I want to get my life back on track (healthy), so I will keep from having future issues with Chiari and EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). So, I was wanting some suggestions from my Chiari Family. My Mother recently had "The Pocket" surgery for weight reduction and her Dr. keeps asking her if I am going to have it done, but I really am not ready nor do I really want to have another surgery. Especially one that is elective. So tell me...what are your secrets??
Much Love and Blessings,