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Forum: General 06-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,819
Posted By Beckydalton
Dave's latest newsletter

I loved your newest newsletter except for the part that you got hurt, sorry about that. You did touch on a subject that is close to my heart. I too have a problem not being the spouse that I used...
Forum: General 05-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,149
Posted By Beckydalton
Phoenix area Neurologist

I go to Dr. Gary Reese in Scottsdale Arizona. He is wonderful and sees mostly MS patients. I would highly recommend him. His number is 480 947-7671. Not sure how long it will take to get in to...
Forum: General 01-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,259
Posted By Beckydalton
Preparing the comeback

I use a wheelchair when I am out in public and also have a KAFO which is a brace that goes up to your thigh. I have had people ask what happened to my leg and I usually come back with I have MS. ...
Forum: General 03-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,467
Posted By Beckydalton
Smile My worst three are when you comment about being...

My worst three are when you comment about being fatigued the other person will say yeh I'm tired too didn't sleep well last night. And also the one about the cognitive issues and people saying...
Forum: General 03-18-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By Beckydalton
Cooling Products

Has anyone purchased a cooling mattress pad and if so does it make a difference or do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
Forum: General 01-26-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,273
Posted By Beckydalton
KAFO Knee ankle foot orthotic

I have used a AFO for the past two years and it has really helped me. Now the doctor wants me to get a KAFO. It is pretty expensive and before I get one I was wondering if anyone on this site uses...
Forum: General 11-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,856
Posted By Beckydalton
Smile Water Therapy

I have had numerous sets of regular PT and they were not very successful. This time I am doing water therapy, I am so suprised and excited at the results I am getting. I am getting stronger and...
Forum: General 08-16-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,623
Posted By Beckydalton
MS always has the last word

Have you ever noticed that when things are going well and you think things are going to be better MS has the final word. Seems like it knows when your feeling confident and them wham o MS shows you...
Forum: General 08-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,108
Posted By Beckydalton
Red face Drink holder for wheelchair

Unfortunately I have to use a wheelchair at times. My husband purchased a cup holder for a bike and put it on my wheelchair. Works perfectly for my drink. Wanted to share this cheap idea to...
Forum: General 11-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,308
Posted By Beckydalton
PT

I do swim in the summer, I love it because you can do so much in the pool that you can't do on dry land. I have tried to find a gym with a pool, but the only one I found near me kept their pool too...
Forum: Gear 11-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,712
Posted By Beckydalton
I also have the blue rocker and I love it. I...

I also have the blue rocker and I love it. I believe it has kept me walking longer than I would have without it. I even wear it in the house with houseslippers. The worst part for me was getting...
Forum: General 11-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,308
Posted By Beckydalton
Unhappy thrown out of pt - well kinda

yesterday when I went back to PT, they said they thought I had gotten all I was going to get out of PT. I wasn't making progress so they felt I could work on the exercises they gave me at home. ...
Forum: MS Fitness 10-13-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,330
Posted By Beckydalton
Smile Wow I'm impressed. Great job.

Wow I'm impressed. Great job.
Forum: General 10-13-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,308
Posted By Beckydalton
My problem areas are a really weak left hip...

My problem areas are a really weak left hip flexor, I have a left foot drop. Another problem I think contributes to the problems with PT is that I have lost a lot of sensation on my left side and I...
Forum: General 10-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,308
Posted By Beckydalton
Should I continue PT?

I am shocked at how little I can do at PT. I am there less than 1/2 hour. Two weeks ago after doing a little more at PT My leg spasms started and I was in bed for 3 days. Just this week having...
Forum: General 09-08-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,308
Posted By Beckydalton
Question Physical Therapy

I'm starting PT again this week. I am going to a new place because the old one seemed to have me doing the same old stuff. No variety. Is that normal for PT? Anyway what kinds of things do you...
Forum: General 08-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By Beckydalton
I have come to the conclusion that the walker is...

I have come to the conclusion that the walker is really helping right now. It helps with my balance and my legs no longer ache. I am going to go to PT in Sept after I get some energy back. Thanks...
Forum: General 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By Beckydalton
Unhappy MS Relapse and walker usage

I was just hospitalized for my worst MS relapse for 8 days. I literally could not walk, my feet wouldn't even move, even though my brain was telling them too. During the hospitalization they...
Forum: Gear 06-23-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,905
Posted By Beckydalton
Smile Need a off road scooter

Since I am still able to camp with my family, we take my little gogo scooter. However if the land is uneven or there is lots of rock my scooter keeps getting stuck. Does anyone know of any...
Forum: General 02-20-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,674
Posted By Beckydalton
Unhappy Need Advice on Wheelchair usage

Over the last two years my MS has been progressing and I have been using a wheelchair when I go to the mall or anywhere I may have to walk far. However I have insisted not to use it for short walks...
Forum: General 01-22-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By Beckydalton
Tysabri users

Does anyone feel bad the week before their next infusion? I usually do and don't know if it is the medicine or just me. Also on the day of the infusion I am so wiped out I am useless. Thanks for...
Forum: General 01-11-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,856
Posted By Beckydalton
Stomach problems

I have always had problems with constipation but over the last year it has been horrible. My gastroenterologist prescribed me miralax. I take it once a day and eat and apple every other day and 4...
Forum: General 01-10-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,188
Posted By Beckydalton
Smile Help for housework

Just wanted to share something that has made my life easier. I purchased one of those robot vacuum cleaners and it is wonderful. I have it programmed to go off everyday so now my floors are...
Forum: General 12-23-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,083
Posted By Beckydalton
Medication

I have been on copaxone, betasteron and now tysabri. On my last MRI I had more lesions and more physical symptoms. From my understanding only 5% of patients on Tysabri continue to get more lesions....
Forum: General 11-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,508
Posted By Beckydalton
Angry How do you change your mindset about accepting help?

Unfortunately I have been using the wheelchair more lately. It is so hard for me to accept help from my family and friends I feel like such a burden. All my life I have been the active one and...
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