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txhollyann 08-15-2008 03:26 PM

I forgot to introduce myself...
Hey all! I realized I'd made some postings and hadn't said who I was! I'm Holly from Pearland, Texas (Houston suburb!)... found this website going internet crazy MS searching after Dx'd in Oct 06 - 1 week to the day after 30th bday!

Not doing a lot of mountain biking or trail running anymore but trying to stay consistent on my recumbent home bike. Houston weather not good for outdoor running with MS! Love to fish and get to enjoy the close saltwater but that doesn't build up much but my biceps!! :D

Merganser 08-18-2008 06:14 PM

Hi all,

My name is Susan. I was diagnosed in 1983 and after the first couple of years of weird problems had almost no symptoms until 2000. Things have kind of gone downhill since then, but I'm still walking at least a mile every morning and going to the gym a couple of days a week. I get frustrated when I can't walk as far as I used to.

I'm married, no kids, work at a job I love, have a sailboat and love to sail, do photography and ceramics (both sculpture and wheel) and love to garden. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

It's really great having a site like this. Thanks, Dave.

gina_stjean 08-21-2008 01:50 PM

Hi, diagnosed in 2006 at (ahem) 51 and recently moved to Albuquerque. I've been very active in the past, doing a lot of hiking and walking. My main issues are cognitive - I seemed to have developed dyslexia and a few other interesting lapses in neuron functions.

Since I've moved here I've have gained 20#
and haven't been too active since the heat really gets me. Am really looking forward to meeting some hiking and other activity buddies and getting back into shape.
Anyone available on weekdays?


Michela11 08-26-2008 07:40 AM

Hello, I'm Michelle from Sydney Australia. I stumbled on this site by accident looking for exercise ideas and tips for working out well with MS.

Diagnosed as CIS Presumed MS Nov 2007, only last week changed to clinically definite. Have problems with my legs - balance, weakness and parasthesia. Oh, and the dreaded fatigue.

I'm taking Amantadine for fatigue, no DMD's but am considering Copaxone. Long story (aren't they all?)

I really want to connect with others who want to stay active and positive, help each other and continue to move through any changes MS may bring.

And have laugh too .....

PS - big on resistance training, yoga for 25 years, trying tai chi, love lots of walking, but need to set up a regular routine now that won't exhaust me. Especially to strengthen my legs, which have become quite wobbly of late.

Michela11 08-26-2008 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by BBBBB (Post 145)

May I suggest you check out the Swank diet at\

Hi, I started on the Swank diet a couple of weeks after my initial sort-of! diagnosis last November. I have relapsed on two occasions in making roast lamb tsk tsk. But apart from that, I've been very diligent and until recently, felt it was all working well.

Swan's theories are very valuable to consider, and it's great to hear from someone like you who's been on it for so long and has reaped so many benefits.

Can I ask you what your main symptoms and signs were, and any other tips you want to give (not pressuring) about how you've come this far, so well?

andersimp 09-06-2008 02:20 PM

Hola! Caitlin from ABQ here...
This is Caitlin Anderson, married to David Simpson, thus the Andersimps. Daughter Bridget was born in 2001. My dx with Primary Progressive was in Sept 06. I stay active in local NMSS Division, aquaerobics, yoga, life coaching, consulting, and of course, parenting!
And, hey, procrastinating on Dave's website!

agserra1 10-04-2008 12:07 PM

Ms Support Group
Hello - My name is Adrian, and I am 51 years old ...

Having Ms , I too procrastinate , as I also have other issues , as most do, that came iwth my MS ...

I live in Santa Fe, NM .. and my therapist has suggested to get involved in a group setting .. to make friends who can relate to my situation ..

Problem I have is getting to them .. often they are too far for me to get to .. joining a CODA group for the anxiety is scary , as I wouldn't know how to explain ...

The MS Resource Center , here n SF, is a P.O. Box ... not comforting .. while they tried to get an excersize group going , that was suspended due to lack of people ...

It is scary for me, having that feeling of no where to turn to even make an attempt ...

Well, I belong to forums on healthcentral and while I get support from many on each individual issue , anxiety, depression, pain and all ... it's the human contact I am missing most ...

hanging in by a thread , trying to sell my condo and getting back to where I cam , Florida, has been an up & down experience also ...

So, that is some about me .. and I just wish they had an MS group here that I could go to .. where I could connect with people "live" ... adrian :(

QuasiMondo 12-04-2008 05:49 PM

My name is Armando, and I've been diagnosed with RRMS for about a year. I found this board after reading about it in an article of a Nissan enthusiast magazine. I live in New York, am an avid autocrosser and I'm a dedicated, unrepentant gearhead who love all things powered by gasoline.

I don't have a regular exercise routine, I work on cell phone towers, climbing up and down apartment rooftops with tools and parts should make up for that...I hope.

agserra1 12-04-2008 06:02 PM

Welcome - hope you find this site helpful , others to learn from and talk to .. and hope you get a chance to get to know organizations in your area ..

Welcome .... agserra :)

KristaH 02-12-2009 10:57 PM

Hi all, I'm Krista I'm 26 years old and was diagnosed 3 years ago after 8 months of getting the run around. I woke up one morning blind in my right eye and freaked out, went to the ER and they called in the nicest opthamalogist! He was just visiting UNMH but he was great. Explained to me about optic neuritis and what it might signify. I went back a week late and got an MRI which didn't show any lesions but did show a growth on my pituitary gland so months of seeing an endocrinologist and it disapated but my sight kept going and coming. I saw a neurologist but he was kind of an idiot, told me I had a 70% chance that it wouldn't turn out to be MS and 30% that it would. I liked those odds but it turns out he had the numbers backwards! So after a spinal tap and an excrutiating week after the results were in! Along with the lesions they found on another MRI they determined MS. I imediatly was put into the Combi study and have been ever since! Although I had to get off the drugs for a year since I got pregnant, i had my daughter on January 30th and 6 months later got back on the drugs. And have been having one relapse after another! 4 since June 08! So that is my story! Hope all of you are doing well

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