For many years, Linda has been the primary carer for her husband, who manages multiple conditions. But in recent year’s Linda’s arthritis has begun to affect her to the point where she will sometimes call him for help. This has meant that the two support each other in different but equally meaningful ways. She supports him by doing the shopping and running errands, and they enjoy cracking jokes and playing cards together at home, as well as getting active together when they are able to.
How Linda Gets Moving
Linda does a variety of exercises that a physiotherapist taught her. After trying a physiotherapy class, she realised they helped manage her symptoms quite a bit, leading her to quickly integrate them into her routine. One of the nice things about her physio exercises is that she can do them anywhere and anytime; the low impact nature of them means that she can still stretch and build strength, and that she can slip activity in while waiting for the kettle to boil or standing in the hallway.
In the year since we last saw Linda, she has been busy moving house, making it difficult for do as many home exercises, but she has found the change of environment has motivated her to get out more and take up new activities like kayaking!
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