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Forum: Mountain Region 10-28-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,195
Posted By andersimp
tai chi anyone??? (Dave: read this!)

Friends, we got a grant from NMSS to offer tai chi ... a special program for balance. Instructor just bailed for personal/professional reasons!
anyone out there teach tai chi? would you be willing to...
Forum: Mountain Region 10-28-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,340
Posted By andersimp
Smile Aw shucks ...

It's been great Dave! Love the "wicked funny and smart" description!

So hey, will YOU come be a featured speaker to the 15 folks that completed the 5 week class? they/we want to continue...
Forum: Dave's SCT Journey 09-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,370
Posted By andersimp
Stem Cells ...

In the beginning, i knew I was having a bad day when I would google
"medical tourism, stem cell, Costa Rica"
I adore Dave, hope research continues ...
He inspired me to do a Level 1 research trial at...
Forum: General 09-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,962
Posted By andersimp
Dang ramon! Sorry to hear ...

I don't ride , but we have a great team (in NM)
One of women in our team donated part of her fundraising to her hubby so he could hit minimum money required.

Wonder if NC would let you do that? ...
Forum: East North Central Region 09-07-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,008
Posted By andersimp
What? Your birthday?

Dave, Dave, Dave
I personally count your birthday as March 26, 2010 --- maybe Laura will agree with me?

Come on, don't stem cells and new immune system count as a birthday?

Your groupie, Caitlin
Forum: General 09-07-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,936
Posted By andersimp
Mrs. Maybe Madam President/First lady!

Do y'all know that Anne Romney rides for therapy?

Susan Castaneda in Albuquerque
Also is an equine / leadership coach!
Look for her on Facebook?
Forum: Gear 09-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,871
Posted By andersimp
Bra cooler?

OK
You can tell it's been a tough summer if I didn't even see this!
Still need volunteer boobs?:p
Forum: Dave's SCT Journey 09-07-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,288
Posted By andersimp
Ah, shit Dave!

Never heard of Lumosity .. Maybe I could improve my status at the NIH?

Went to a fall assessment
Gig at the Senior Center today, by UNM PT students... Hahaha! I already knew I was a huge fall...
Forum: General 09-07-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,076
Posted By andersimp
Talking It's the Macarena!

I took Copaxone for 5+ years ... And used "the macarena" as my way of remembering where to point and click! Hey, that 's what they tell our kids, right? For computers?

Waiting for a huge headache...
Forum: General 01-31-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,746
Posted By andersimp
Of course, come to Albuquerque!

Hooray! what a tour of the states!
Since you're here at Activemsers, you must come to ABQ to meet the one and only Dave Bexfield -- of course, we'll have to make sure that he and Laura are on the...
Forum: General 01-31-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,526
Posted By andersimp
Nih Recruiting 4 Ppms & Spms Trials

Friends,
If you're here, you know Dave Bexfield (aka, my hero). As Dave volunteered for an MS trial, I did as well ... at the NIH in Bethesda Maryland. As a PPMSer, there have never been studies...
Forum: General 01-23-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,372
Posted By andersimp
Fatique

Well, we all know that MS fatigue is NOT cured by naps ... I use 1/2 dose of Provigil or Nuvigil ...
and only notice when I DON'T take it ..
Hmm...
Forum: General 01-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By andersimp
# of us in this club

we are not tracked by CDC, thus no one has accurate #
also, some docs don't want to dx re: insurance issues ...
so lobby CDC!
Forum: General 01-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,354
Posted By andersimp
Caitlin in ABQ seconding Bexfield's advice

Caitlin, dx at 40 w/PPMS, no lesions ever, just "accumulation of disability." We have meds NOW to help with symptoms (and gadgets and gears). But I had a 5 year old at that time - wanted to be as...
Forum: General 08-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,879
Posted By andersimp
imtra metho whatever ...

Interesting Dave.
Seriously progressing or where other treatments are no longer effective.
Not sure I'm there yet (obviously SSDI doesn't think so...)
But will keep in mind ...
Caitlin
Forum: General 08-12-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,704
Posted By andersimp
Ah, lesions ...

I remember a friend saying:
"It doesn't matter if I have 4 or 5 lesions, or more than last year ... they won't change the does of Copaxone."
So I asked doc on dx "how many lesions?"
And he said, "I...
Forum: General 09-17-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,636
Posted By andersimp
Ditto Slugger -- I was relieved to have an...

Ditto Slugger -- I was relieved to have an answer. To know why the silly symptoms happened ('member, PPMS thus no relapses or exasperations ever).
And 'member instead of MonSter -- it can also mean...
Forum: General 09-17-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,983
Posted By andersimp
So, I'm at almost 3 years of Copaxone ... and the...

So, I'm at almost 3 years of Copaxone ... and the times I've missed I think "well, hell, how many years did I have MS and not know it and not take shots anyway?" AND I firmly believe in picking ONE...
Forum: MS Fitness 08-16-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,579
Posted By andersimp
Holy Toledo Batman

Where do you live? Must be Colorado w/all the peaks? Bravo Slugger!
Forum: Mountain Region 08-16-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,001
Posted By andersimp
Aug 20: No more MS - Fundraiser at ABQ Westside Nothing but Noodles

Who wants to cook on first day of school? Or heck, do any of us with MS in ABQ want to cook on any of these hot days?

Join us at the new Westside ABQ Nothing but Noodles on Thursday, August 20th...
Forum: General 08-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,237
Posted By andersimp
ditto ditto ditto

Caitlin w/PPMS, no exacerbations ever and I do the copaxone macarena to keep track of my site rotation! My only side effect? Bruising at sites ... and now and then a bump ... but also, no new...
Forum: General 07-19-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,765
Posted By andersimp
Damn those Drugs that aren't working ...

Dave - and ActiveMS friends -
My heart sinks to read this - though I've heard it in person from you too. My experience is living with PPMS - and since Copaxone (with the macarena) is not approved...
Forum: General 07-19-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,239
Posted By andersimp
Bravo! Now, tell us not-as-activeMSers what SAR...

Bravo! Now, tell us not-as-activeMSers what SAR is?
Forum: Mountain Region 07-07-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,879
Posted By andersimp
Hey folks! Quiz the Neurologist Tomorrow!

Quiz the Neurologist with Dr. Corey Ford. Wednesday, July 8th from 5:30 -7 at the MS Clinic, 1101 Yale SE.
Be there!
I know you/we all have burning questions ... like, why does it feel hotter this...
Forum: Mountain Region 07-02-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,212
Posted By andersimp
Cody Unser's story: MS and TM connection

Film premiere of Cody Unser's story. She is living with transverse myelitis (TM) - and Accelerated Cure Project at Johns Hopkins is researching a genetic link between TM and MS!

Come see the movie...
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