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Multiple Sclerosis

I Used to be a Fun Person

Liz writes: At some point it just feels sucky to be around people having fun if they expect you to also be all fun-having when you can’t. I have to go off by myself a little at that point to…
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Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Thanks to Ziggi at Wheelchair Diffusion for the link to the NARCOMS presentation on MS and physical activity. Some excerpts: Less than two out of three responders (57%) recalled their treating physician ever having recommended exercise to them. The main…
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My Relapse: the Play by Play

Last week, I could stand briefly unassisted, walk with forearm crutches for short distances, dress myself, roll over in bed, and do 5K in under 35 minutes. This week, not so much. Last weekend I went up to the YMCA…
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Swim or Bike?

Way back when, it was kindly pointed out to me that it’s hard to have MS, a full time job, and an exercise program. Well, I don’t have a full time job any more, so it’s time to get cracking….
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Multiple Sclerosis & Exercise

When I started exercising, I didn’t really understand very much about the relationship between heat and fatigue (and other increased symptoms), so I went hunting for more information. I’ve now started to accumulate a list of resources about MS and…
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Karen Stone

I was dismayed to read of the death of Karen Stone in this month’s New Mobility (and surprised that I hadn’t heard already). Karen Stone, who used illness and writing to teach, dead at 62: “She wrote about it (having…
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