I'm a Reguard Warrior in Skyrim, but in just about every battle I get my backside handed to me. In fact my follower is stronger and can take hits better than I can, and I don't think she even equipped the shoes or vest I gave her.
For instance, last night I get my bum handed to me by a Frost Troll, Regular Troll, and a Dragon for a total of 20+ plus times. Kind of makes the game un-enjoyable.
I've only been able to get to level 9, due to the fact that I can't stand in a fight for 1 minute without dying. The only good things is that I find some really great stuff to sell, but no thanks to my character, thank my follower. Now I can buy some property in Whiterun.
So what skills should I pump points into for a Redgaurd (I have like 5 that I have not used)? Where can I get good weapons and armor for my level? What other skills and tips can I use to stay alive?