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Blogging about health

I belong to the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network, but you might not know it. I haven’t posted about my life with MS for quite a while.

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Adaptive Yoga and MS

Last November, I wrote a post about my on and off relationship with yoga. I mentioned this book: Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body (Created for individuals with MS and neuromuscular conditions). Here’s my overview of the book. Why this book? The book’s author, Mindy Eisenberg, has been a yoga instructor and therapist since 2004. Her […]

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Keeping your balance when you have MS

Balance problems and difficulty walking are two of my most troublesome MS symptoms. Luckily, there are exercises I can do to reduce the impact these symptoms have on my everyday life.  Even if you don’t have a neurological condition it’s a good idea to add balance training to your fitness regimen. Start improving your balance […]

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Yoga and MS

I started doing yoga in the 80s when I bought the book, Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program. I practiced on-and-off over the years and got a little bit serious about it when I lived in Champaign, Il and took an Iyengar class from Lois Steinberg. I’ve taken classes on and off in […]

Is it PMS or the MS?

To recap, I was diagnosed with MS in March of 2016. It wasn’t a surprise because I had suspected it for years. I had the tingling, the weakness, the drop foot, etc. I’ve had a theory that I’ve been suffering from exaggerated PMS symptoms ever since I stopped taking the birth control pill (post hysterectomy). […]

Not So Simple

I talked a big game when I was in the hospital about cooking health meals for myself. So far, I have not done this. I have been eating good things, but I’m relying mostly on frozen vegetables that are already seasoned. The current excuse I’m using is that I’m taking a class and keeping up […]

My Health

The one-word prompt is healthy. I can work with this one since I was already planning to talk about health. The nurse came to my house to teach me how to do my Copaxone injection. I’ll be using an auto-inject device instead of a needle, so that makes it a more pleasant thing to have […]

A Good Day

I had the first appointment with my neurologist today. I like her a lot. She’s putting me on Copaxone  (assuming insurance allows it)  which is a three times per week injection. I felt a great sense of relief after leaving the doctor’s office because the process has started and I can continue to move forward. […]

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