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Forum: MS Fitness 11-02-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By cl3me
While it's true the chest straps are more...

While it's true the chest straps are more accurate, I love my wrist watch tracker - Garmin vivosmart HR+, tracks my HR continuously, I do find there is slight delay in my HR numbers on wrist monitor...
Forum: MS Fitness 10-16-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,570
Posted By cl3me
Great to check-in and see what everyone up...

Great to check-in and see what everyone up to!...

I am realizing that my activity is very seasonally related...spring and summer was biking and kayaking with a bit of horse back riding, but soon as...
Forum: MS Fitness 10-16-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By cl3me
Good for you for going for it! I am sure it will...

Good for you for going for it! I am sure it will get better every time out.
Forum: MS Fitness 10-16-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By cl3me
It's been a few years since I played...

It's been a few years since I played hockey/ringette but still go skating and don't find a problem with overheating, I just make sure to wear a jacket with venting for outdoor skating, and wear...
Forum: MS Fitness 06-25-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,570
Posted By cl3me
Yay! I finished the "Pain in the Assiniboine"...

Yay! I finished the "Pain in the Assiniboine" adventure race here in Winnipeg - 32km bike on mix of road and trails, then a 32km kayak back to the start on the Assiniboine River. I felt pretty...
Forum: MS Fitness 05-23-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,570
Posted By cl3me
Finally nicer weather here and have been able to...

Finally nicer weather here and have been able to get out of the gym and out on my bike, horse, and kayak. Have a fun "urban adventure race" bike/kayak end of June to get ready for.

I have a new...
Forum: General 03-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By cl3me
A good reality check. Harsh sometimes...

A good reality check. Harsh sometimes needed.

“it’s going to be the disease that wreaks the most havoc”

MS falls in the category of things “out of our control”, human nature we put all our hope in...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-13-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By cl3me
No specific routine, there are some preselected...

No specific routine, there are some preselected routines on Wii Fit I would use those sometimes, less energetic days I focused on the yoga stuff, more energetic days the balance games or “cardio”,...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,570
Posted By cl3me
Getting motivated.

Here in Winnipeg there’s still lots of snow and the rivers are still frozen, and it’s been tough keeping up with gym routine, I so much prefer being outside! So to help with motivation I have...
Forum: MS Fitness 03-01-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By cl3me
Things I have done to help with balance (in...

Things I have done to help with balance (in addition to horseback riding)

Wii Fit Plus, if you don’t have Wii they are cheap find on Kijiji, using the balance board is a must to get full benefit. ...
Forum: MS Fitness 02-28-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By cl3me
I find I can only jog on treadmill for short...

I find I can only jog on treadmill for short periods as well, haven't actually fallen but sure don't feel steady on my feet. I only walk on the treadmill now, I put the incline up to add...
Forum: MS Fitness 02-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By cl3me
I went skating for first time in 5 years this...

I went skating for first time in 5 years this winter, forgot how much I love skating. It went better than I thought it would, with last relapse in 2016 now have issues with reflexes and sensation in...
Forum: General 01-21-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 98,453
Posted By cl3me
Sideward Cobra, in the year after my diagnosis I...

Sideward Cobra, in the year after my diagnosis I felt like humpty Dumpty and it was overwhelming trying to figure how all the pieces of my life were going to fit together again.....that was 2003. ...
Forum: General 12-11-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By cl3me
I haven't had hallucinations but I do get...

I haven't had hallucinations but I do get "phosphenes" in my almost completely blind left eye, it comes as little sparkly dots of light all over field of vision, almost like light reflecting off of...
Forum: General 08-20-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By cl3me
Sue, my horse absolutely adjusts to me. Years...

Sue, my horse absolutely adjusts to me. Years ago during a dressage competition, we had a good ride in the morning, but the afternoon heat and humidity had me weak. During the test, were supposed...
Forum: General 08-09-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By cl3me
Start by checking to see if any stables near you...

Start by checking to see if any stables near you offer a therapeutic riding program, they will be better prepared to help and will likely have some specialized equipment like sturdy mounting blocks...
Forum: General 08-08-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By cl3me
This quantifies what I have experienced. I was a...

This quantifies what I have experienced. I was a horse person before I was diagnosed and getting back into riding has been such a blessing. I had to use elastic to keep my feet in the stirrups, but...
Forum: General 12-07-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By cl3me
If the bumps are itchy I found Benadryl cream the...

If the bumps are itchy I found Benadryl cream the best to reduce the itch and irritation.

Injection site reaction gradually improved, I don't get as itchy, fewer large bumps, and only occasional...
Forum: General 08-31-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,383
Posted By cl3me
I would like to know how precisely they will be...

I would like to know how precisely they will be "measuring" fatigue; if it's a self reported survey this clinical trial is junk because it could end up just being placebo effect. This is a lot of...
Forum: General 08-11-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,445
Posted By cl3me
I have been on copaxone 5 years now, no relapses...

I have been on copaxone 5 years now, no relapses and 1 new lesion in that time, ms is "stable".

Sometimes I wonder if instead of 26% effective, it's effective in a quarter of patients, because it...
Forum: General 08-06-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,402
Posted By cl3me
The "fight" modality doesn't work for me, takes...

The "fight" modality doesn't work for me, takes too much of my precious energy.

If a more peaceful way appeals, you might like the Mindfullness approach. I enjoyed the the book "Full Catastrophe...
Forum: General 08-01-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,344
Posted By cl3me
Our local MS Bike is happening later this month,...

Our local MS Bike is happening later this month, I am going to be doing a live radio spot to promote MS awareness and the Bike this Wednesday morning. I am behind in bike training, wish me luck...
Forum: MS Fitness 08-01-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By cl3me
I find it slow progress to increase fitness, as...

I find it slow progress to increase fitness, as attempts to break through a plateau is usually met with ms hangover aka severe fatigue the next day. Need way more rest and recovery, making typically...
Forum: General 07-28-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By cl3me
Vision issues and fatigue

Hi Ron,
Bad bout of optic neuritis left me with permanent vision loss in my left eye (don't even make it on the eye chart), afferent pupil defect (doesn't react to light properly, sluggish...
Forum: General 07-26-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By cl3me
I understand what you mean; after a relapse I was...

I understand what you mean; after a relapse I was having trouble making it through the day at work, yet could go cycling and horseback riding.

couple things that helped,
1. Vision issues were...
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