In my reading about the history of MS, I found out that in the 1950’s when MRIs & DMDs didn’t even exist the medical community suggested people with MS eat a balanced diet, do some type of movement to keep from getting stiff & keep their stress levels down. Ironic, that this is the advise […]
Swim for MS – MSAA
It’s now week two of my individual Swim for MS. Ok, I can’t really swim because of the spacisity in my legs, but I can walk withe the resistance paddles. My goal is to do 50 miles (that’s 3 miles/week for 17 weeks). I started doing laps in the pool at LA Fitness as part […]
Stay Positive with MS!
Having MS is a challenge to say the least, but your attitude & outlook seem to have an affect on how you feel. I go to many MS events & see a lot of people who I have come to know. The people that I say: “Hi, how are you doing?” that respond positively, seem […]
Keeping track of your MS
I have a separate file draw for MS. It has all of my medical records, health insurance information, & DVD copies of my MRIs. When the MRI is being done, you can ask for a copy for your records. You have to take charge of your MS healthcare! I even look at my own MRIs. […]
Finding the right Disease Modifying Drug for you
Because I have attended so many MS events put on by the Pharmaceutical companies, I have learned about how the different medications work. I advise everyone with MS to attend these educational events. You get to hear from a MS professional & have the opportunity to ask questions. What’s even more valuable is the sharing […]
MSAA Swim Challenge
Happy Labor Day! I took the challenge. As part of my training for the MS-GO national tour next year, I started doing laps in the pool at LA Fitness. I can’t swim more than a quarter lap without my feet cramping up so I started walking with the resistance paddles. It’s the same overhead motion. […]
Exercise without going to the gym.
The MS professional community has completely turned around from recommending: “rest & conserve your energy” to “get some exercise every day.” You know your own body, so never over do it, but moving around helps me feel better. OK, I’m hooked. I joined my third gym yesterday. Each one serves a purpose for me. Club […]