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    I walked up to Centre had a coffee at my favorite coffee shop which has been sold to Equal Exchange so we shall see what happens to my destination. On the walk home, I bought some fresh black bean soup and brought that home for lunch.

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    I’ve now finished one load of laundry and I made the garlic potato soup again. Now in jammies at 6:30 PM. I’m done.

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    Question Does Anyone Have a Pedal Exerciser?

    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    Recently, Jim mentioned to me that he would like to try using a pedal exerciser, which sits on the floor and can be used sitting in a chair or the side of the bed. I looked on Amazon, and there are quite a few different kinds.

    ANN suggested that I post here, since some of you may have a pedal exerciser. If you do have a pedal exerciser, please share with me the kind and how beneficial it is for you. I also need to consider space, because our living room is jammed. Anything you can tell me will be most helpful!

    Thank you so much!

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    I had one for a while and there was some discussion of it at the time--maybe 3 years ago? I didn't keep it because of lack of space for it. I probably should have kept it and used it because my leg swelling might be helped by more leg exercise, the doctor says.

    Instead I'm trying to remember to move my legs around more as I sit--doing lots of foot lifts as I think of it, in addition to the 40 foot lifts I'm already doing (with weights) every other day.

    If I could find another pedal exerciser, maybe I should go that route again. I'll be interested to see if anyone has any thoughts about the types that are available and which ones are better.

    I do recall that the one I had slipped around on the carpet while in use, and that was annoying.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Here’s Agate’s original thread about her device:

    http://www.braintalkcommunities.org/...ighlight=Pedal

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    Thank you for digging that thread up, ANN!

    I see that I proclaimed at the time that it didn't slip on the carpet. Well, I found out just a bit later that it did--not a lot but enough to be annoying. It was difficult to do the pedalling when the gadget was slipping around.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    I have one of these that I used for my arms for elevating my heart rate, before I was able to swim at all. It was helpful, but awkward..better than nothing though.

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    Today I swam 1/2 mile 25 minutes 54F air, 86 pool.

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    Tomorrow I was going to go to a meeting of a local MS Society support group I've been in touch with for years. I get e-mails about their meetings but in 9+ years, have never been to one. Until recently they always met at restaurants, and I don't do restaurants much any more. Then they changed to meeting in a conference room at the MS Society headquarters, bringing their own lunches, and I could do that though the transportation can be a problem.

    I hoped for a ride with the better system of the two I can use but unfortunately found out yesterday that they couldn't provide a ride. This happens. I didn't want to chance riding with the other system for this trip, to a place I've never been to before, and in January, when the weather can be challenging.

    Also, that system has just (as of 1/1/20) changed its way of doing things. Instead of being able to call them if I'm ready for the return ride sooner than scheduled, as I used to do, I could opt to be notified by cellphone 15 minutes before the van's arrival time, and that would be a huge plus. I would no longer have to spend a long time, sometimes more than 2 hours, in a cold, drafty waiting area, unable to get to a restroom if needed.

    But now I'll absolutely have to learn to use the smartphone for incoming calls. I'll be spending some time reading the book I have on Android devices and practicing so that I can keep this thing from ringing when I don't want it ringing.

    I'm going to keep it on for long stretches of time just to see how fast the battery drains out. Then I'll move on to learning what buttons to press to answer a call. I do know how to make calls but even then I've had my problems and ended up dialing people by mistake.

    Just about everyone on earth is expected to have a cellphone. If we keep evolving, maybe we'll evolve to the point where we're born with them, maybe in our dominant hand--so a baby's parents won't need to wait around to learn whether baby is left- or right-handed.

    Anyway, I've cancelled my plan for tomorrow and made my apologies to the leader of the group. Maybe next month I'll get there.
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    Sorry the MS support group visit didn’t work out this time, Agate. I was involved with one from the day an MS Specialist told me that I did not have MS. Ha! The group was a life saver and we met at the MS headquarters for 2 years and then in our homes for another year. It was very, very positive for me.

    This week I did laundry one day; took substantial walks on 3 days; a shorter one 1 day; I stood in the kitchen and made the Garlic potato soup again; and shopped in grocery stores on 2 days.

    I am fighting a head cold that is adding to fatigue. I hope the garlic and yesterday’s ginger help.
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