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Kesimpta was approved

Kesimpta was approved

I broke my glass coffee pot this weekend. This seems to happen every two years if not yearly. I do have to say the last time I wasn’t the one who broke it but I shouldn’t brag because I’m pretty sure every other time it was me. I don’t buy expensive coffee pots for this precise reason but I really hated my last purchase. I always put cinnamon in my coffee grinds and this basket constantly caused the caused the…

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Friday is here again

Friday is here again

I am playing mahjong today for the first time since the coronavirus. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to play but I am hoping I can sit for 2 hours at least. Unfortunately my wheelchair cripples me more than I’m already crippled. It’s the muscles in my core (a reader of my blog explained this to me). I’m reclined in my comfy chair, not putting strain on my muscles. In the wheelchair, I am sitting up. There is…

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Determined to walk

Determined to walk

These weeks are going by super fast. It’s Friday again already. Obviously, guess I didn’t really need to point that out. I just feel like things have been on hyper drive lately. It’s bizarre. I mean we are already through half of the year 2021. Didn’t we just celebrate the New Year? Does time speed up as you get older? I turn 50 this year, in November. I remember throwing a surprise party for my mom when she turned 50….

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Walking again

Walking again

I did good this week, despite the heat. I walked the hallway in my first real Physical therapy session on Thursday. I love the upright walker. It has made such a difference for keeping me straight when I walk. I do walk slowly. I am paying very close attention to my hips moving and my feet picking up. I do what Trevor, in the MS Gym, calls pause walking. I take my step, PAUSE, regain balance and alignment and take…

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The energy graph

The energy graph

I was taking it easy this morning with exercise because physical therapy starts today. Yet I’m huffing and puffing as I sit down to write this. I wanted to be in somewhat a stronger state because unfortunately he is coming late today, at least late to my MS body. He won’t be here until 3-3:30. This is the point in the day where my energy level starts to decrease at a rapid pace. I always say from the time I…

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My view on exercise

My view on exercise

I was watching a show about the Amish in Pennsylvania. I think what shocked me the most was some of the county’s names. I knew of Intercourse, PA but was amazed there is a place called Blue Ball, PA. It starts to make something innocent like Mount Joy, PA to maybe be not so innocent. I mean who came up with these names??? Sure you go from Blue Ball, PA and suddenly you enter Mount Joy. Happily moving to Intercourse,PA…

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I made lemonade

I made lemonade

I feel better than I did after writing Monday’s blog. Going to the neurologist can definitely take its mental toll on me. Hearing my doctor tell me I’m worse, even though I knew this without him, still doesn’t make things better. Especially when the answer to what can be done is somewhat nonexistent. That is always the hardest part, at least for me at my stage of MS. I’m secondary progressive in every textbook sense of the word. I continue…

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When life gives you lemons

When life gives you lemons

Not one of my better weekends. The humidity picked up significantly here and my body instantly felt the difference. I had a headache all day yesterday coupled with general weakness. Just made for a very tough day. I didn’t sleep well and of course that never helps. They’ve already started setting off fireworks around me. I learned that Minx HATES the noise they make. I can only imagine what he will be like as we get closer to July 4th….

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Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning

Good morning world. I’ve been a busy beaver. Now that I’m feeling better I went back to cleaning. Yesterday I took on my nightstand. This is partly due to the fact that some of the items I would normally put in these draws have been thrown up on my computer desk. A not so steady area on a good day. This is also a place in my room I hit with my wheelchair weekly. To my own defense it is…

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Upright walker

Upright walker

Yes it was definitely more expensive than other walkers but keeping you in the upright position is HUGE. I was exhausted by the time I got it together yesterday and even with my heavy, difficult steps, I knew this was the right purchase. It is such a difference because you are standing straight. In the MS Gym we work everyday on BGB, butts, guts and blades. Keeping your butt tucked, your stomach in and your shoulders back to give you…

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