In prior issues, you may have noted me speak of my wife and her iffy health.
She wants to lose a bunch of weight, but has a bunch of hurdles, details in spoilers.
My wife suffered bleeding duodenal ulcers in 2006 and ended up with a lot of scar tissue on her stomach. Following the birth of subsequent children, she ended up with lots of pain in her pelvis that's made worse by excessive lower body exercise, but she wants to improve this.
She had a minor stroke in 2009 that nevertheless has left her with a weakened left arm and limited mobility.
She also suffers from contact dermatitis which is aggravated by sweat, which can make gripping painful. Talc and gloves could be an option here.
Furthermore she suffers with psychotic depression, borderline personality disorder and a history of seizures and hemiplegic attacks (the symptoms of the latter are similar to a stroke).
Finally, due to weight gain caused (understandably) by all of the above, she suffers with (although she denies it) sleep apnea. She has irregular breathing during the night and this, combined with an acute deficiency of vitamin D and the side effects from all the medication to control her depression, seizures and hemiplegic attacks, leaves her feeling exhausted.
So, she has asked me to push her to keep on the treadmill. I've suggested three times a day, starting at a walking pace for ten minutes apiece, and some upper body exercises using some light kettlebell weights. I've also suggested that as soon as she's comfortable, to increase either the speed or the length of the walks, as well as the weights.
We have access to a treadmill, four weights of kettlebell (2-8kg), dumbell (2-12kg) and barbell (currently at 32.5kg).
Can you guys suggest anything else, given her condition?
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