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Old 08-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Marinadca Marinadca is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 319

Just a quick update on myself as I hate it when I'm following someone story and they stop posting.

I had my surgery on July 20th, and the recovery has been better than expected but also it is extremely slow and thanks to my balance issues I'm more often using my walker then my crutches when I get tired, which is often.

For now the only bike I'm no is an upright exercise bike, I'm not allowed to be on a very much but so far I'm up to 1 mile in a little under 7 minutes. So I guess there's nowhere to go but up from here.

Marina :-)
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:25 PM
Veronica Veronica is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Columbia County, NY
Posts: 239

Marina: THRILLED to read the update. Yup, I've been wondering how the rehab is going. Sounds like you have the right attitude...doing what you need to do, knowing it'll take time but that you ARE progressing. Well, look at the slight bright got you back on an upright bike for a bit!

I came on the forum just to say that....I get out riding when it isn't pouring rain, thundering, or ridiculously hot and humid....which hasn't been much these past three weeks! But I have grabbed some good rides. Just waiting for a day when I am free to ride, and the weather agrees for the entire day to go get a nice long ride in.It'll happen SOME day...............
Be thankful. Dream Big. Never Give Up.
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:32 PM
teena marie teena marie is offline
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Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 318

Hello all,

Marina, admirable work and attitude. Does it feel good that surgery is now behind you? I am also curious to know how the anesthetic affected you.

As usual, amazing, inspirational work by everyone. Although I don't post often, I check in regularly.

Strength and endurance continue to increase. Walking with my sticks was amazing in June with glacier, cold water in my pool. Unfortunately, he heat has been phenomenal with water temperatures at 80 degrees. For me, the best effect is achieved at 64. I have also had some challenges with my left hip not supporting me. Recently, acupuncture and Chinese osteopathy has helped enormously. The next step will be to have me upright, supported by 2 strong trainers, who will walk with me and at the same time, there will be several acupuncture needles in my spine to open things up and increase the energy flow. It all feels good and with the recent addition of CBD oil, spasms are practically non existant.

My regular work with trainers was sporadic with the summer season, but soon to be back on track.

Take care all and several of you have big events upcoming so looking forward to the posts.

Teena Marie
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:17 PM
penkalet penkalet is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 77

Good to ear from you Ladies and I have a question for Marina or anyone that got a surgery in the past.

I am going to have a hip replacement on the leg not too affected by MS and was wondering if we have more chance to get a relapse or pseudo one when the body is stress?

Other wise I am riding couple time a week again for a good hour now that all that smoke as dissolved. I also try to walk every day 20 minutes on the morning and 10 on the evening.
Best wishes to everyone.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:07 PM
MS Yoda
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 873

Guilty as charged Marina, I've definitely been AWOL for too long, thanks for the call out! Glad to see you are on the road to recovery, hope you are being good to yourself.

I finally had to give up almost everything. I kept reinjuring my back at yoga, I could bike but only short easy rides, the weight room wasn't helping my back either so finally I just took a couple of weeks off from all of it. When I started back up I started with the elliptical, it didn't seem to stress my back. I've also been riding a fair bit the last few weeks but trying to keep it relatively easy, no weights or yoga.

The training program I was following probably wasn't right for someone my age. I only got a little over half way and would have needed 6 to 10 more weeks to get me in shape for the triple bypass, although had I not injured myself, I'm sure I could have gotten over the first two passes. I'm afraid I haven't figured this ageing thing out, much less ageing with MS. Seems I may need to slow down a little though.

Good to hear from you TM and good to see you are making progress. Hope you're having some fun up there too!

I like the idea of walking a couple of times a day Alain, I'm going to try to incorporate something like that too, and yeah, the smoke around here has been bad enough to keep me inside sometimes.

I really love reading about all of you E-wheel trikesters! You guys are definitely starting a trend! Looking forward to hearing a LOT more!

And Ellie, good luck with your tri training, so far it looks like you're knocking it out of the park!

Going out for a ride now, catch you all later,

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Old 08-25-2018, 05:01 PM
MS Yoda
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 873

Originally Posted by teena marie View Post
Hello to all,

I love all the posts and a big thank you to Dave for making these exchanges possible.

Recovery continues. Presently, working at my local Y with 3 exceptional trainers 4 times a week. Also, in the pool 1-3x weekly. Standing straighter, taking a few steps, back at work and just had an interview for an interesting research job on the use of medical marijuana. So, I would have to say, I am so grateful and give thanks to the universe for my life.

Take good care all and congratulations to all for the hard work and perseverance.

Teena Marie

TM, I went back and found this post, I remembered you had said you might get involved in cannabis research, wondered if the CBD oil you mentioned in your last post was involved?
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