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Barb was posted 12/31/2006 04:06 pm by Linda C
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Do you think it's possible that depression is the reason for the inactivity? Some PC patients need antidepresants. Inactivity fuels inactivity, he shouldn't be confined to a chair. It takes a consious effort to get up and get moving especially when you don't feel up to it. I know it doesn't makes sense hearing my words say it but the more you walk the faster you heal. Try having him take five more steps each time he goes to the bathroom. He'll soon start getting his appetite back and eat more which will give him more energy to walk more...If standing up straight is a issue as it is post op for most fo us, I used a back brace, turned it upside down and used it as an abdominal support. An abdominal support would probably be better. It helped tremendously to make me stand straighter and stop shuffling. It will come, it just takes time. Good luck and God bless.

Linda

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