Page 1 of 12 12345611 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 111

Thread: Keep On Moving: April 2017

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,034

    Default Keep On Moving: April 2017

    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.

  2. The following 3 users say "thanks"


  3. #2
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,034

    Default

    I met up with my crew this morning to go surfing, although I do use the word surfing loosely today. I was feeling a little bit sketchy with my legs, and so I blew a couple of waves and then just hung out in the water enjoying the scenery and the camaraderie. My crew surprised me. 10 of them showed up with drinks and food and gifts! How cool is that?! You would not believe what it was like and I managed to keep my feelings quiet because I didn't want to overwhelm anybody. I will be writing thank you notes after I finish posting here, you can bet on that!

    About 20 of the locals know I have MS. I feel so supported and know that they would have my back if I get in trouble. That is part of what allows me to continue to defy logic and keep paddling out no matter what.

    That other woman with MS was there this morning and I must say she looks terrific even if she feels like hell! We all know about that, right? Anyway the water was much warmer today and more gentle than it has been all winter and spring. It was wonderful to see her float in the shallow part. She had such a peaceful look on her face.

    I wanted to let her just lie on my board and rock in the water, but she does not feel ready for that and so we will wait for an even more gentle summer day when she doesn't have to worry about herself at all.

    She is now able to walk 45 minutes on the beach. She has worked her way up to that. She had been in a wheelchair for seven years and her muscles therefore had atrophied. Over the past 18 months she has slowly increased her ability to walk. I told her that it was amazing and that I would not be able to do that.she still uses a motor scooter a good deal in her life. She said something about the wet packed sand makes it easier for her to walk there then on any other surface.

    Of course I have introduced her to all of my crew and I think it's very sweet that she looks forward to seeing the friendly faces and knows that we all are rooting for her.

    Her arms are still quite weak and I think that is one reason why she does not feel quite ready yet to lie on the board. I get that.

    Here is sunrise todayIMG_2661.jpg

  4. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  5. #3
    Distinguished Community Member agate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,550
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    Beautiful sunrise photo!

    That was really nice of your surfing buddies to provide refreshments as a surprise!

    The woman with MS who worked up to being able to walk 45 minutes on the beach is an inspiration. I'll be walking more now that the weather is getting milder.

    I'm eager to see what's been going on in the neighborhood. There may be new dogs barking, new paint jobs on some buildings, new cats turning up here and there. Best of all, there will be trees in bloom.

    Oddly enough, I can go farther and faster with the walker than without it. Or maybe that's not so odd.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
    Member of this MS board since 2001.

  6. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  7. #4
    Distinguished Community Member agate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,550
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    Homer--oops, I mean Howie--I'm glad you spoke up. Here all along I just assumed it was a pot for keeping chocolates (little individual candies) in, or else it might possibly be a pot or pitcher made entirely of chocolate.

    Somehow I doubted that it was a pot made of chocolate. It would be eaten. And it might melt.

    But it could easily be a pot for hot chocolate, maybe that yummy Mexican hot chocolate.

    Sorry, ANN, but inquiring minds are still inquiring.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
    Member of this MS board since 2001.

  8. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  9. #5
    Distinguished Community Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The planet Earth
    Posts
    5,779

    Cool

    Doh!!! We want to know!
    Roswell was a gift.

  10. The following 5 users say "thanks"


  11. #6
    Distinguished Community Member Frog42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,910

    Default

    They're just fancy decorative pots. Here's an explanation.

    http://www.innvictoria.com/blog/2014...olate-pot.html


    Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. -- Miguel Ruiz

  12. The following 5 users say "thanks"


  13. #7
    Distinguished Community Member Howie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The planet Earth
    Posts
    5,779

    Thumbs up

    Thank you Vicky!!!
    Roswell was a gift.

  14. The following 3 users say "thanks"


  15. #8
    Distinguished Community Member agate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,550
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default

    Virginia, it's a shame you had to turn up there and be given someone else. I hope that at least the results of that visit will be good news for you.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
    Member of this MS board since 2001.

  16. The following 4 users say "thanks"


  17. #9
    Distinguished Community Member BBS1951's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,034

    Default

    I look forward to reading about your adventure

  18. The following 6 users say "thanks"


  19. #10
    Distinguished Community Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,197

    Default

    BBS, that is great - what a special group of people. I am so glad the lady with MS is still showing up. To walk as long as she does is just wonderful.

    Agate, looking forward to you being able to get out. You are always so positive and I love the way you describe things you see.

    I went out today. First time in a week. I did not go far or for long. I had 3 prescription refills that I had needed to pick up for days and had not felt like doing it. So also stopped by a restaurant and got enough food for two days. I need to go to grocery. Monday I have appointment to get cut and color, so maybe I will be able to get to the grocery store after that.
    Virginia

  20. The following 6 users say "thanks"


Page 1 of 12 12345611 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Keep on Moving: March 2017
    By BBS1951 in forum Multiple Sclerosis
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 03-31-2017, 08:00 PM
  2. Keep on Moving : February 2017
    By BBS1951 in forum Multiple Sclerosis
    Replies: 142
    Last Post: 03-03-2017, 08:46 AM
  3. February 2017 updates
    By funnylegs4 in forum Child Neurology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-24-2017, 10:42 PM
  4. Moving through fear
    By Donna Thomson in forum Child Neurology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-05-2014, 11:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


BTC Inc's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

The material on this site is for information & support purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice provided by a licensed health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything that you find online.