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    I think any robot vac would be a no go here. There is a half-step down to the bathroom and a half-step to the living room. And the dining room is one layer of flooring lower than the kitchen. It was all built at different times, originally with no bathrooms. :-0

    I have been taking daily walks except for two days when I hadn’t slept much the night before. I get to sleep but if something wakes me, I can’t get back to sleep. Let me know if you have a cure for this. The next day is almost a total loss.

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    I can usually get back to sleep by playing an audio book set to turn itself off after 15 minutes or a music tape. I use an earbud so as not to disturb people, and it has a cord but I've never seemed to be in danger of getting too tangled up in it.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Ann, if you and Howie can get on the same schedule then the two of you could try talking until you wear each out.😔

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    Step counts for February:

    2/1/20 - 2407 steps
    2/2/20 - 1494 "
    2/3/20 - 1327 "
    2/4/20 - 2798 "
    2/5/20 - 1552 "
    2/6/20 - 1570 "
    2/7/20 - 2090 "
    2/8/20 - 1051 "
    2/9/20 - 2349 "
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    Agate, there were 4 days over 2000 steps and one almost 3000. Amazing!

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    Thanks, Virginia. I'm keeping in mind that this newer pedometer counts more steps than the older one was doing but maybe the older one was undercounting all along. It does cheer me up to think that I'm closer to that minimum of 3,000 steps/day that people are supposed to have.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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    I swam every day except IVIG day. Today I swam 20 minutes due to some problems. Hoping for full swim in a.m...

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    Glad to hear from you, Sunshine. Glad you are OK.

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    :) I can stand for 2 and 1/2 minutes with the walker. Then I do 20 heel lifts while standing. Then arm exercises with a Theraband and a 2 lb dumbbell. I am doing them every day and I do feel a little stronger. But a long way to go to get back to how I was before the fall.

    I am able to hold urine better now too so only a few accidents and most are minor. After 5 months with a catheter I think I am winning that battle. Jeanie :)

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    What a good progress report, Jeanie! I have to do heel lifts too--10 in the morning and 10 in the evening. Just recently I realized that that exercise is meant to stretch my legs and so having them slightly bent as I was instinctively doing wasn't accomplishing much.

    Since that "Aha!" moment I've been making an effort to make sure my legs are as straight as I can get them during a heel lift but they keep wanting to bend.

    Also, when I received my instructions from the PT for continuing the exercise routine at home over time, I was told that I should gradually do more of the same exercises. I haven't been doing that. So I probably should be doing 15 or 20 heel lifts in the morning and another 15 or 20 in the evening by now.
    MS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009.

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