trying to get started again after long term illness (Crohns disease)
I'll tell you a bit about myself then seek some advice from you guys. If you think you can, and are willing to aid me with some sound advice, then please chime in.
I am 40 yrs old now and very out of shape, to the point that my legs actually shake just walking down the stairs. 9 years ago I went to the doctor because I was suffering with chronic fatigue and I was losing a lot of blood from my anus multiple times per day. After multiple tests I was diagnosed with Crohns disease and multiple fistulas. I went from being 235lbs and 12% body fat down to 140lbs and unable to exercise whthin 7 months.
Over the years I have been on various different medications with no improvement. The medication I was on for the last year (Humira) didn't help my symptomes and resulted in deep depression and anxiety.
I have now decided to come off all medication and deal with consequencies, what ever happens happens. However I feel that I need to get fit and strong again, even if its just for my own sanity. I have tried several times to work out, but no matter how easy i take it I always seem to be floored for days, even weeks after each work out.
Because of the Crohns disease I dont absorb alot of nutrients from my diet or anything thats taken orally, so the first bit of advice I'm looking for is.... What suppliments are absorbed quickly and easily by the body that would be beneficial for me and help me train and limit the chronic fatigue?
The second bit of advice i'm after is.... Could anyone recommend any specific types of training or excercises that are good for gradually increasing fitness, keeping my motivation up and things that I can start at a rediculously low level to avoid the exhaution and slowly build up?
The final part of this is about low dose test shots. I am a bit older than I was in the old days when I used to train and I am wondering peoples opinions on test shots. I have looked all round the net and haven't found any definitive answers on whether it would help or hinder me. So if anyone has any experience or has heard about anyone who has had experience of test shots and Crohns I'd love to hear from you.
Sorry that was a bit of an autobiography but if you've read it all, I can't wait to hear from you. Thanks guys.