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    Glad you are able to be back in the pool.

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    Good for you Sunshine!
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    I went surfing today. The conditions were perfect for me because the waves were forgiving and under waist high. I went with four friends. They all helped me. One friend picked me up at the house drove down with me , wheeled me to the beach and back to the car, drove me home and helped me clean up my gear. The other friends also helped out on the beach. What an amazing crew.

    It was good to be back in the ocean under gentle conditions. I caught 4 waves and two White water waves. My last was my best ride. It was about thigh high . I did a good job spotting and paddling for it. I got up pretty quickly and had that treat of floating along the face of the wave. That will hold me for several days.

    I am trying to recover now.

    But what will hold me for the rest of my life was the generosity of spirit by my surfing crew. That they would cut into their weekend fun so that I could surf was a gift I will always treasure.
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    Such a wonderful gesture Sunshine, but I am sure they all know that you would do the same for them if circumstances were such that you needed to and were physically able to. However, I understand the gratefulness you must feel. It is wonderful to have friends like they are. You all share a love of the ocean and surfing.
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    It's so nice when people are supportive and helpful, and it sounds as if it was all done with a good heart, not grudgingly or hastily. It's nice too that you can accept their help. All too often people with MS insist that they can manage by themselves, thankyouverymuch, and then they end up in a disastrous situation where they need far more help than they would have if they'd accepted the offers of help in the first place.

    This is a mistake I've made all too often--being reluctant to accept help when it was offered.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Indeed. I learned that by not accepting help I became isolated because I simply stopped doing things I would’ve done otherwise.

    They’re a good crew!

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    I swam 1/4 mile in 15 mins, on top of a doc visit, and the walk to and from the 62F locker room. The rest of the day was spent recovering. Geez, I hate this disease.

    The swimis harder than the surfing because I do so little walking and zero driving for the surfing.

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    You may have to do some recovering, but remember Sunshine you are still doing what you love. That is wonderful.
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    I throttled back to 10 minutes swim instead of 15 minutes, and I am recovering nicely. Perhaps Mayo was correct when they said to only exercise it 85% and not 100%. 10 minutes is not much for aerobic exercise, but it’s better than nothing.

    There’s just too much other activity necessary in order to swim in the public pool. I do have a small pool in my backyard which I can use this soon as it gets warmer. The pool does not have a heater.

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    Swim today was 13 minutes, 400 Yards; some stiffening in shins. Will cut back to 12 minutes. Hard to say if it’s the swim, or shivering in the freezing locker room, or walking from car to pool.

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