2018-06-12 – The motorised exercise bike.

I have a physiotherapy appointment this morning, and I am going to try using the motorised exercise bike that they have at the North Walsham cottage hospital.  I had been told they these bikes are not suitable for forced exercise because they are not capable of sustaining 80 to 90 revolutions per minute, but I feel that I need to do something to try to build some leg muscle – I’m increasingly concerned about muscular weakness in my legs, and I really struggle to get to my feet, especially when I have been sitting on the floor.  I spend just 15 minutes on the cycle, and manage to sustain well in excess of 100 revolutions per minute, although that is mainly my effort and not the bike’s motor.   I make another appointment for next week when I’ll be using it for a longer period – it’ll be interesting to see if I can manage to keep up cycling at that rate for half an hour or more…

I’m still fuming over my doctor’s refusal to prescribe me exenatide, and I’m not sure what (if anything) I can do about it – I think I need to understand the reason for his refusal.  I assumed it was because of the cost, but I did some research online, and it costs roughly the same as common Parkinson’s drugs (Sinemet or Madopar). I discuss the situation with one of my neighbours today, and he offers to ask his son-in-law (who is a doctor) if he can shed some light on the matter, so I guess I’ll wait to hear back from him before doing anything.

I wander down to the allotment when I take the dog for her afternoon walk, and spend half an hour edging one or two of the vegetable beds and doing a little light weeding – it makes me feel that I haven’t been completely lazy today.

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