On Wednesday I went to the newly opened gym which is just across the road from my bungalow. I was shown some equipment that I could use and, in an almost automatic reaction reminiscent of a certain episode of the comedy “Friends”, I joined the gym. I went on Thursday and felt I had done something but today I spoke to a trainer who showed me exercises which really made me work. He has devised a programme for me on the hand cycle and is writing a schedule for me to follow to develop the muscles in my body that work. I have to say that I really am hopeful that I may be able to lose some circumference and now have a goal of building enough strength to get myself from the floor to my chair. Something I am currently unable to do.