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    Default Keep on Moving Club: June 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.

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    Maybe made progress today. I swam for 8-10 minutes: 260 yards which is 2.5 football fields. Then I drove 5 minutes to Publix.

    It was a first that there were no motorized carts available. The only place to sit was in the ante room which was only partially air-conditioned. No chairs or bench in the main store.

    As I hit the 10 minute mark, I could feel some increasing weakness, maybe from the heat. The hard part was that I did not know how long I would have to wait for the cart, so I worried.

    Luckily, somebody came out with a cart. So I shopped for 10 minutes and drove home. Now I am resting. So far , I do not have any spasms or increased pain. This is a definite improvement over the past week.

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    Glad to hear this good news, Bbs!
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    Wonderful BBS! By the way, I was in the Fresh Market this afternoon and I saw a cart there with a tremendously large basket in front, so I didn't need to ask if they have handicap carts at that store. We were on that discussion once before.
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    Nice Virginia!
    My girlfriend drove me to neuro this morning, preserving my legs. Felt good at noon, so I swam 260 Yards. If lightning holds off, DH will drive me to the ocean and try out the parks free ocean worthy wheelchair.

    And who knows? Maybe I can paddle around for five minutes :)

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    My DH loaded me and my gear up in my surfmobile and drove me to my beach, 50 minutes away. He pushed me in a beach wheelchair to the ocean. My buddies loaded me on one of their longboards in the shallows. It was crowded in the beach because it was only the second day of decent swell in the past couple of weeks,

    The waves were glassy thigh high and beautiful, water was cool as was the air due to offshore tstorms. I paddled out to the lineup, turned around and spotted a gentle wave coming my way. I paddled for it and got it!

    I dearly wanted to stand up, but stayed prone. That's my only regret. There is a lot of legaction staying on a wave lying down as you constantly shift body up and down the board. But of course, with the riding standing up, you have the problemat the end of the ride. So, really, I made the right choice.

    Th beach and ocean erupted with shouts and fist pumping, only matches by my own shouts during the ride itself. It was a wonderful thing being in ocean again, and also a real morale booster.

    While it was clear how sick I really am from how I felt, and feel now as I try to recover, at the ocean, I was not a sick person, I was a surfer showing ambition. I felt like this guy:

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    Great BBS! DH is a treasure for being there.
    Virginia

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    Bravo, BBS! That's true determination driving you and it just may be helping you to recover faster. You have another day of surfing to look forward to, and so you're probably doing everything you can to get past the recovery phase that MS imposes.

    My pedometer readings for May averaged 1438 steps a day, which is 138 more steps per day than in April. That was figured for 22 days in May because of a pedometer problem I was having.

    I hope to be less busy soon and catch up here.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Terrific agate!

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    Agate that is really great. I got one. I think it is like yours, a 3D FitBud. I think something is wrong with mine. Today is the 6th day that I have worn it. The first two days I just did 748 and 718. Wednesday when I mopped and vacuumed I did 1046. But then Thursday I went to K-Mart where I walked in to the Pharmacy from the parking lot and through a little of the store. I went to beauty shop but that was not much walking, but then I went to Harris Teeter grocery and I walked from one side to the other and down several isles, the I went on to Fresh Market where I also walked from one end to the other and down a couple of isles. I came home and unloaded the groceries and fixed something to eat. The pedometer only registered 1074 for the day.

    Yesterday I didn't do much, but still just general walking around the house I thought would be more than what I ended up with which was 288. So far today I am only showing 136. I fixed breakfast this morning and I am in the process of fixing beef stew, which required me to be in the kitchen earlier today cutting and washing things. So in my opinion I think I have a problem. What do you think?
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