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Fall detection on the Apple Watch Series 5

Fall detection on the Apple Watch Series 5

I am very happy I bought my Apple Watch for my birthday especially with my recent falls. Apple Watch here I come. The fall detection was one of the main features that made me decide to purchase the watch, although I love it for many other reasons. So I’ve had a few falls now and not once did my watch register the fall. The first fall that happened was right before my watch tutorial with Apple support. When nothing happened…

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How do I feel after Rituxan?

How do I feel after Rituxan?

I had my full dose of Rituxan Friday evening. The weekend was fair. Yesterday, which was Sunday, I didn’t feel well but I think that was more steroid related. Today I woke up and I felt better. I find I fizzle faster. I have gone into bed before 9 both nights and slept well. Even waking up to use the bathroom has been minimal. I have worked out each day refusing to give in to the fatigue but I do…

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Ouch a painful fall and a possible concussion

Ouch a painful fall and a possible concussion

I fell on Friday and slammed my head into one of my hangings on my lower cabinets. I was stunned for a few seconds when it happened. Everyone said “where was your aid?” She was right in front of me but it is difficult to catch someone when they are falling and she wasn’t close enough anyway. Technically she isn’t even supposed to catch me as per her agency. That part I can’t understand but she does anyway. My head…

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One of those mornings

One of those mornings

I jarred my head something fierce this morning. Getting up to go to the bathroom, my knee buckled, and I went down. I slammed into my floor and I just laid there stunned for a few seconds a little dazed. I just woke up it was little after 6:30, it happened so fast. I decided not to go back into bed to lay down for another half an hour, because I’m not 100% sure that I didn’t give myself a…

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First week with the nursing aide

First week with the nursing aide

Last year at this time, my first blog post said under construction. I hope you enjoyed my weeks worth of revelations of the past year of blog posts. This week, I thought it was gonna be more of a downtime week, didn’t turn out that way. My aide started on Wednesday. ¬†Originally I asked for three days three hours a day. The recommendation of the nurse evaluator was for seven days. My case manager and I decided on three days…

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When your MS progresses your assistive devices progress too

When your MS progresses your assistive devices progress too

As multiple sclerosis progresses, so does your assistive needs. The first thing I got was the handicap parking permit. I’ve had this for many, many years. I got this early in my disease when I use to work in NYC and had to take a train. The parking at the station was insane and even back then walking that long distance in a rush to catch a train was very difficult. I was never able to run or skip again…

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Falling at home

Falling at home

I spent a lot of time hitting the floor yesterday and not by choice. Since becoming vegan I’ve had episodes of an unsettled belly. Ok I can understand that. However when you try to make a B-line to the ladies room with multiple sclerosis, doesn’t usually workout too well. The term run isn’t in my vocabulary of things I can do anymore and walking fast can cause other issues. HELP I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP!!!! I should be…

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The good days verses the bad days

The good days verses the bad days

I was asked today by my physical therapist how are you? I am sure anyone with a chronic disease thinks this is a loaded question. Actually a good friend of mine called me the other day and said, “I’ve learned so much about you and what you deal with on a daily basis from reading your blog. I never knew. Some of it makes me laugh, some makes me feel so bad that I can’t help you, but I never…

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