Call the medical side of your insurance and ask, that's the first thing to do. If they do, ask them how. Sometimes you can save reciepts for reimbursement and send them in to your insrance. While you are at it, ask about any health management plans, discounts, or any other perks.View Thread
To start with, I'd try gentle stretching after your workouts, if you don't do it already. Also, try putting a pillow between your knees to support your hip. Sometimes that can really help pinched nerves and such.View Thread
Sounds to me that one of the biggest problems is that you aren't being listened to by those who are handling your medical care.
Would I be correct in saying you aren't losing weight even though you are having a lot of trouble eating? If that's the case, those thyroid meds really need to be checked. I don't get how a doctor could say your thyroid meds were off and then not change them. With that going on, and especially with the hospital that took your gallbladder out thinking you still had it, you definitely need to be heard! I think that's where getting mad comes in.
This community is more for help with exercise, but you would be very welcome at our 50-100 lb weight loss group. It's friendly, it's active, and there are plenty of people there with weight loss concerns that have various medical issues. As for the other issues with pain etc, other communities might be able to help you as well. Welcome!
I usually say the best time to exercise is when you do it. Any exercise is better than no exercise. That said, some say they get more out of walking in the morning because it kind of revs them up for the day. However, taking a walk after dinner is a time honored tradition and if it's not too vigorous is still good to do. If you eat a really heavy meal it may cause problems with digestion, but most people don't really have a problem.View Thread
Building strength will help stop the dislocations, so I hope someone has a good suggestion for exercises. Remember, start slow and easy. High rep, low weight at first. Exercise bands, light weights, stretching. It would help to know what kinds of things cause your dislocations.View Thread
When you do eat, make sure you eat protein, fruits, vegetables, cheese (especially hard cheese), eggs, that kind of thing. What you mention as food sounds like it's fairly good, though you want to make sure you take in at least 1500 calories a day, if not a little more. Otherwise your metabolism will slow too much and you'll gain the minute you start eating more. Lifting is great for getting lean. Increase your intensity, maybe try some interval training to keep your body guessing. You are young enough that this is a great time to start for healthy habits throughout your life.View Thread
If it's not your heart, also make sure you aren't dehydrated and have high enough iron and B vitamin levels. Also, have you changed any of your medications recently? Sometimes even seemingly innoccuous medications can have unexpected effects. Heart medications, blood pressure medication, etc. We had a good discussion recently about muscle weakness and lisinopril. Hope you find a solution!View Thread
There's a bunch of stuff on WebMD actually, everything from slideshows to videos. Don't forget to look at the various moves for seniors because they tend to be gentle and low impact. Here's a directory to get you started: