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Forum: MS Fitness 07-01-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,063
Posted By cochrajk
I have a bicycle trainer in the garage from when...

I have a bicycle trainer in the garage from when I used to be able to ride. I don't have a bicycle anymore...but perhaps I will go find one and hook it to the trainer. I would love to be rid of the...
Forum: Gear 06-28-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,459
Posted By cochrajk
I use hand controls and I used the knob for just...

I use hand controls and I used the knob for just a day or so (and during driver rehab) and opted for the C-cuff. I found it very helpful because I didn't have to try to maintain a grip on the...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-28-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,063
Posted By cochrajk
Running with bilateral foot drop

Any hints or tips to start running again. I have bilateral foot drop and my right leg is very weak. I used to run on a daily basis...now I am sitting on the sidelines while friends train for a...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-28-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,347
Posted By cochrajk
Hand cycling

I went to an adaptive sports clinic and tried many types of adaptive bicycles. I did the best using the hand cycle (like a racing style bike). However, they are so expensive...any ideas on where to...
Forum: Gear 06-16-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,534
Posted By cochrajk
Adapting a vehicle

Has anyone adapted a vehicle for hand controls? My driving rehab specialist says I need to find something with cruise control right on the steering wheel, and it seems all that is there is bluetooth...
Forum: Gear 05-30-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,238
Posted By cochrajk
You rock! Thanks for posting these. I will have...

You rock! Thanks for posting these. I will have to check them out. I have been using crocs the last few weeks, as I found they are much more colorful than ortho. shoes...and yet fit my AFO very...
Forum: General 05-30-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By cochrajk
I don't use Tysabri, but my hubby and I just went...

I don't use Tysabri, but my hubby and I just went to a three hour seminar put on by Biogen. The neurologist speaking was talking about a possibility of a link between PML and low CD4 counts...under...
Forum: General 12-07-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,134
Posted By cochrajk
ankle foot orthosis

Anybody have an AFO? I am getting one tomorrow for drop foot. I am wondering if it helped a lot, and how it changes your ability to do certain things...better or worse...if any.

Thanks.
Forum: Gear 11-16-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By cochrajk
Thank you for the link. I was just talking to my...

Thank you for the link. I was just talking to my sister about adaptive auto equipment today!
Forum: General 11-16-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By cochrajk
I will totally have to look into adaptive...

I will totally have to look into adaptive snowboarding! My balance is off lately. Thank you for all of the advice.

I don't remember to come into this message board a lot, but when I do, there is...
Forum: General 10-25-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By cochrajk
I got a 23 on this one on the second try and 27...

I got a 23 on this one on the second try and 27 my first attempt...my significant other, without MS, got 36/35. I always thought he only pays attention to half of everything. ;)

If only I could...
Forum: General 10-21-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By cochrajk
Snowboarding...

Anyone else learned after they had balance issues/MS? My daughter wants to learn and my brother's girlfriend wants to teach us.

Thought it sounded fun and challenging!
Forum: MS Fitness 10-21-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,771
Posted By cochrajk
I walk 15 minutes twice daily during my work...

I walk 15 minutes twice daily during my work day...not enough to loose weight, but enough to keep my legs moving. I am going to see a social worker and ask about physical therapy to at least help me...
Forum: General 09-20-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By cochrajk
Dave, you seriously made me laugh out loud. I...

Dave, you seriously made me laugh out loud. I usually am just so stunned because I was brought up to be respectful...many people must not have learned the same lessons. :) Anyhow, now I have a...
Forum: Gear 09-10-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,590
Posted By cochrajk
Tandem bikes

So my significant other suggested a tandem bike in order to help me get out and enjoy the town and country. He heard that it helped people with movement disorders, such as Parkinson's, to assist...
Forum: General 09-10-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By cochrajk
Thanks for putting that in perspective! You made...

Thanks for putting that in perspective! You made me laugh!
Forum: Gear 09-10-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,486
Posted By cochrajk
I have one too...I love it!

I have one too...I love it!
Forum: General 09-08-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By cochrajk
What do you say...

Okay, so here is an interesting situation. I was walking with my son into a store. Walking like a drunk perhaps...but I think everyone knows how that goes. So a lady who works at the store says to...
Forum: MS Fitness 09-08-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,342
Posted By cochrajk
I too have been accused of throwing pens at...

I too have been accused of throwing pens at people!

Isn't life fun. :)
Forum: MS Fitness 09-07-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,342
Posted By cochrajk
I used to do Tae kwon do, but my legs wouldn't...

I used to do Tae kwon do, but my legs wouldn't work when I wanted them to...or to what I expected them to. And I found that I didn't have the coordination or balance...I heard Tai chi may be easier...
Forum: General 09-01-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By cochrajk
Great article. Thinking about the possibility of...

Great article. Thinking about the possibility of not driving is always one thing I think of too...but lately my mind has been wandering to "if I get in a wreck while driving...what kind of car would...
Forum: General 08-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By cochrajk
For my birthday, a big surprise. I got an...

For my birthday, a big surprise. I got an Olympus Evolt E-510 with two lenses. I pushed some weird button and now I have to figure out how to reset things back to normal...but sure had a lot of fun...
Forum: General 08-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,975
Posted By cochrajk
Best...flat water kayaking. Worst...Tae Kwon Do....

Best...flat water kayaking. Worst...Tae Kwon Do. Used to do it, but when you can't move your legs like you expect them to, doesn't work out so well. I would be covered in bruises.
Forum: General 08-25-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By cochrajk
Red face Sick leave

Wow...I am impressed you haven't taken sick leave. I work for the federal government, and I was "verbally counseled" for abusing my sick leave, after taking 5 days off following a lumbar puncture...
Forum: General 08-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,212
Posted By cochrajk
I have only been doing my copaxone shots for just...

I have only been doing my copaxone shots for just under two weeks, but I make it part of my evening routine...it seems to help. If I try to do something else in the same time frame, I forget.

What...
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