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Thread: Exercise and Stretch Thread: December 2016

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    Default Exercise and Stretch Thread: December 2016

    MS creates some real challenges to keep on moving. It helps to inspire each other on how to find ways to move. Did you stretch in your bed, swing your arms, roll side to side today? Or perhaps you did housework? Or exercised in a pool? Pushed the wheelchair wheels with your arms at the store? Post them here and we can egg each other on.

    Yesterday I swam a half mile and went up and down five flights of stairs (not all at once!), and walked five minutes at the grocery store. Today will be recovery day.

    How did you move today?

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    I do some exercises early in the morning for the minute I count out for eyedrops to "settle." The exercises are done with my eyes closed, and so they're more of a challenge. I do the same routine in the evening, and at that time I do the 10 squats I'm supposed to do, plus 10 sideways leg lifts on each side, plus 20 tiptoe stands (to the count of 5 or 6).

    Yesterday was the day for 10 arm exercises involving a door and exercise band, and 40 weighted foot lifts and a couple of other exercises I'd have trouble explaining. One involves a tied exercises band around my legs at the knees. One involves a medium sized exercise ball. And then there are the pelvic tilts--20 of those daily.

    These don't take much time. I walked the halls on Tuesday and should have done that yesterday but I'd done laundry. Just a few trips to the laundry room add up to quite a few steps.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

    "Always put off until tomorrow whatever you think you should do today." --Anonymous



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    That's impressive agate!

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    There are also the backbends that have to be done daily--a total of 20. Not really impressive backbends but just hands-on-hips bends backwards as far as I can go, which isn't very far.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

    "Always put off until tomorrow whatever you think you should do today." --Anonymous



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    I had my neuro appointment today a brought a 20 pound box of local grove oranges. It was like about a 50 yard hike with that heavy box. I have string arms from surfing. But the added weight took a toll on my ankles, feet and shins. No other exercise other than the 5 flights.

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    Not feeling well today, so no movement for me to report.
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    Sorry you are not feeling well, Virginia.

    BBS, what did you and neuro decide?

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    Continue IVIG. Increase Baclofen dose. MRI shows some minimal demyelination on cord. Told me that MRai doesn't do a good job picking up the tiny lesions on people's spinal cord, hence, needs to be more substantial damages to visualize the MS on the cord.
    START Biotin and stay on Lipoic Acid pills.
    He said likely will not become disabled or need a wheelchair based on my 20 year history and MRI progression. Likely

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    BBS, that is really good news from the neuro!
    Last edited by agate; 12-02-2016 at 01:57 PM. Reason: typo
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    Swam a half mile today. Lots of walking in the parking lot at Publix because I forgot where the car was. That was a rookie move.

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