Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

A mouthful of a word, for sure. But for those of us with brain and spinal cord damage, it’s mighty important. Imagine that you need to drive from Seattle to Portland regularly for work. There is one major interstate that gets there. One day, a major storm (or, insert other disaster) destroys a bridge on […]


So… I’ve been wondering about my spinal reflexes. (Which has me thinking about new disease activity. I guess it’s time for yet another doctor’s appointment…) Just over a week ago, I was unloading band equipment from our truck, the electric piano teetered in a way I didn’t expect, and… well, I caught it, and the […]


Did you know… that there’s a whole world of exercise videos on youtube? And that a number of them don’t require any equipment… therefore they can be used while traveling??? As I leave my happy place today (sigh) and get ready to return home tomorrow, I reflect on three weeks of travel. It’s impossible to […]


Not long ago, my MS doctor suggested I try low-dose cymbalta for my migraines and pain in general. (Cymbalta is an anti-depressant, and SSRI/SNRIs are often used for nerve pain. I’d tried one before topiramate, and my body has adapted so well to my migraine meds that I need to up the ante a bit, […]


I saw an ad recently for the movie I always wanted to make… here it is: Living With MS Unfortunately this isn’t playing anywhere near me, but maybe I’ll get the chance to see it at some point? This film portrays the lives of four active people who continued with their sports even after their […]


pilates and ms

28Feb16

Out of date… But I found an article I was saving from 2012 (OK, now I can get rid of it, I’m writing about it) out of one of my fitness professional magazines, talking about all of the benefits of Pilates for MS. I think I am a testimony to that one… But the article […]


goals for 2016

31Dec15

I’ve been pondering this post a lot, so much so that I’m only just writing it now. Many of us have lofty ideas of who we want to be and what we want to do… or at least hopefully we do… (No goals in life? Give it some thought…) I have a lot of things […]