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Thankful for the connections made through blogging

Thankful for the connections made through blogging

Over the years blogging, I’ve connected with many people that have multiple sclerosis or some other chronic disease. I’ve even connected with people who just love dogs like I do. I have even developed a cherished online friendship with a few of these people. I’ve crossed paths with so many that have been an inspiration to me, consoled me in my dark times, commiserated with me on my various challenges, congratulated me on my conquests and laughed with me over…

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Swimming difficulties with multiple sclerosis

Swimming difficulties with multiple sclerosis

Good morning world. Happy Monday. It’s a dreary one here in NY, raining. That’s ok I was home today anyway. I am about to doing of my exercise programs and I’m still deciding which one to do. I might let my aid pick since I force her to exercise with me when I exercise in the house. Sometimes I purposely don’t go swimming because I want her to exercise. However I have to admit something about swimming, it’s been getting…

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I swam a mile without proof

I swam a mile without proof

I finally did it. I counted and hit my goal of 35 laps which would equal 70 lengths and exactly 1 mile swam in my pool. HUGE difference than Tuesday when I barely made it 30 minutes swimming before my arms gave out. That day I couldn’t even get out of the pool. Go figure. It is just proof of of the good and bad days of multiple sclerosis. I was so excited hitting my goal, this was a big…

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Swimming in not quite laps

Swimming in not quite laps

I have to laugh at myself. I went in my pool yesterday but it was murky. They had put chemicals in it to clear it up. I waited 30 minutes outside the pool for all the levels to be alright but it was still murky. I went swimming anyway because I was tired and wanted to swim at least for 30 minutes. I learned a valuable lesson. I can’t swim straight!!! I’d be swimming along and end up at a…

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Swimming to music

Swimming to music

I was told about an underwater MP3 player I could wear while swimming by my friend Dix over at https://www.wheniswimfoundation.com/. Originally he told me about the Finis Duo which I bought but never used. I returned it for the sole reason it was a little pricey and I saw something that cost a lot less. I wanted to try that first. I bought the SYRYN which was half the price. . The reviews were even better than the Finis. The…

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Grateful for a good day

Grateful for a good day

Had a great morning, slept late. That is always a good thing. I’ve been tired. I’m always tired, that isn’t anything new. I just needed to sleep. I went into bed at 9 was asleep by 9:30 and slept until after 9AM. That is a good night. I went swimming right after I got up this morning. That is my Fitbit readout. Not a bad workout. Not 100% sure how the lengths are measured but I’ll take a 68 with…

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Back in the pool

Back in the pool

I went swimming this morning for the first time in months. It isn’t that I don’t love swimming, because I do. It is difficult to shower and change and do my hair etc. It takes a lot of energy to do all those things and I deplete most of my energy in the pool. Today I knew I wasn’t doing anything other than the pool so I knew it would be a good day. I swam 52 minutes and 58…

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A day with sisters

A day with sisters

My little sister is in from California today. Yippee. She has both my niece and nephew with her and I’m really excited to see them. It is hard having a sibling that is literally across the country. I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like. This is the one who is the closet thing I could have to a twin. She’s Jamie west and I’m Alyssa east. We just always seem to like the same things or…

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Go me…a good MS day!!!!

Go me…a good MS day!!!!

I went in my pool yesterday for the first time in almost 4 months. It’s the first time I even swam since the middle of January when I was away. My elevator was broken for so long and it is my elevator that is attached to the building with the pool. For me in my wheelchair, I have to go outside to get to the pool when my elevator is broken because otherwise there are steps. Other people wouldn’t have…

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January 2

January 2

Well it’s back to the normal everyday routine. The holidays are over. They went fast this year. Actually the year went fast. 2019 is officially the new calendar year. Do you feel any different? I didn’t think so. I was back in the pool first thing this morning. It isn’t too cold in New York so getting out of the pool wasn’t too bad. Felt good to be back in the water. Today we have to cook. Since going back…

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