It‘s so nice to hear from you, dear friend. I’m sorry you’re feeling plagued and still struggling. Your situation doesn’t sound hopeless though. It’s good to read you’re doing well in general. If you trust the chiropractor in his advice to make it your job to do the prescribed exercises and raise your protein intake, I’d give it a dedicated try if I were you. It doesn’t seem like you’d have much to lose, but may find yourself closer to where you want to be.
I am doing the former as instructed and get up and regularly, but am finding eating difficult.
I’m not sure if you’re finding it difficult because you’re not hungry, or high protein foods are unappealing to you. Consider looking at it as “the medicine is in the food” may sound silly, but if the diet you consume aids in building muscle and making you stronger, you may notice a difference in your stability. If you don’t like big meals, consider several high protein snacks throughout the day as an option. I’ll leave some ideas, not that you can’t
come up with your own, but sometimes others come up with ideas we haven’t thought of that sound appealing to us. So here we go -
Protein Shakes or Protein Bars, No Bake Energy Bites (many recipes online)
Nuts & Seeds
Meat, Fish, Poultry
Turkey roll ups (cheese or veggies rolled inside the turkey)
Hard Boiled Eggs, Deviled Eggs
Veggies & Hummus
Peanut Butter and Apple or Peanut Butter on Celery
Cheese Slices, Cottage Cheese
Canned Salmon on Crackers or Chicken Salad on Crackers
Broccoli, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts
Beans & Peas
Unless your balance issues are related to your health in another way, the advice you received will hopefully bring some improvement. Stay in touch and let us know how you’re doing. Hugs and best wishes always!