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Friday, June 17, 2011

Progressing

When I initially went to physical therapy I was there for about three months when I came down with a case of fear and "demotivation", by that I mean I was trying to use a cane before I was ready and fell straight on my face. After that point I let that fear get the better of me and I stayed bed bound for a few days and stopped going to physical therapy, after that I moved to staying on my couch for that summer. That October I mustered up the strength to go back to physical therapy. I had a three day a week routine consisting of the exercise bike, leg press and a few other machines. That routine in conjunction with my Tysabri therapy have greatly assisted me in moving forward  great deal. I have progressed to using a cane and not relying so much on my walker, this is also due to the fact that I had to learn from those failures and just press forward. This week I "graduated" from physical therapy, there's only so much that can be taught/done before a student/patient must move on. I joined my local gym where I plan to continue that 3 day a week routine. I don't have the same therapy environment so I plan to update re any difficulties I might encounter.

4 comments:

  1. Keep up the good work! Mustering up enthusiasm for a 3 day a week routine is hard enough at the best of times!!! I was going to ask you more about Tysabri therapy? I am currently helping my auntie with her own Multiple Sclerosis blog in the UK - she has Primary Progressive MS which is rather aggressive but she always seems to smile - she is an amazement to me! she is currently starting a blog to document the difference before and after her CCSVI treatment in Poland - it is currently in it's testing phase and not 100% perfect by any means but it will be very interesting to see if there is a difference... she would be very interested to hear from your experience. Please check out her blog and feel free to comment and get in contact if CCSVI is something you might be interested in http://bettebravoblog.blogspot.com/ kind regards and well done on your "graduation" lol Kate :)

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  2. that is great to hear and I wish your aunt the best, it is very important to have determination when it comes to any type of MS therapy!

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  3. Hi - sounds like you are really taking charge. Good for you!! It is a daily battle, for sure. I was diagnosed June-2004. I am on disability too.I have commented here and other MS blogs but no one seems to reply. So I am not sure why that is.
    Love Gail
    peace and hope for us all

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  4. Hi Gail, I'm sorry about that, I try to respond in a timely fashion but sometimes I fall behind, Thank you for reading!

    Love

    ricky

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