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    Default February 2019: Keep on Moving Thread

    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? Tracked your count of steps? Chased your cat around the home? Pushed the wheelchair wheels with your arms at the store? Post them here and we can support and egg each other on.

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    Today I swam 20 minutes, 603 yards. With nausea, dizziness, etc. It made it no worse, so....

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    Today I went to bank (just drive through), then to Costco where I had to walk, then to Harris Teeter, more walking, then to Fresh Market, more walking, then to K-Mart, more walking, then I stopped and got a hamburger to bring home (went in to get it), then I remembered that there were some things I just had to have from Walgreens so I went there, more walking. I came home and it took 3 trips to get everything in the house, more walking down the sidewalk.

    I also took out the trash after I ate. I am tired, but glad it is done.

    Walking was hard today. I was wobbly and off from where I have been.
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    Virginia, that's a LOT of walking!

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    Virginia, you showed real ambition for sure. Be careful, donít push it to the point of falling :) Great job though...

    Swam 20min today, 613 yards. Still dizzy and nauseaous, before, during and after. PCP appt Tuesday for that.

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    I wake up with sore muscles, so I know I'm doing some good, I've given myself permission to do less every other day, or take a day off if I want.

    Walking:

    Monday: 1,700
    Tuesday: 1,650
    Wednesday: 1,750
    Thursday: 2,100
    Friday: 2,250

    Also doing all the other stuff. Agate, too unstable when walking backwards, so I stopped that...not worth a possible fall.

    Good work, Sunshine & Virginia!

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    Wonderful Sunshine. I was concerned when you had nausea.

    SuzeQ, that is a tremendous amount of steps you are taking, plus everything else you do. Great!

    Today, I paid for yesterday. I was so tired this morning I didn't really want to get up. I read all day.
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    Today I shopped at a big, crowded Whole Foods and a Trader Joe’s. At Trader Joe’s, we had to park 2 blocks away from the store. Super Bowl Fever is intense here. Worse than the shopping before a nor’easter. Lots of walking. Also stairs here and at MIL’s.

    Sunshine, I hope the dizziness and nausea stops. Any chance it’s from your meds?
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    You guys are just killing it :) NIce work Suze.
    ANN: do you have a handicap placard, or were those spots full? This is the reason I go to grocery store at 7 am opening time, to get a close handicap spot and motorized cart (and to avoid flu)

    Virginia, its okay to pay for it. Its an indicator that you should try to throttle back about 10% each day until you find the sweet spot of activity.

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    Sunshine, I no longer drive due to myoclonus. We don’t have a placard but everything was full anyway.

    It was good to walk two blocks.

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