Repair MS ~ July 2011 – Update and Exercise

Through these tears I told you that I am truly happy. Even with the sorrow, I honestly am joyful. I feel like I’m doing everything right; I have let go of past pain, I’ve forgiven myself and others, I’ve created and repeated wonderful affirmations, I’ve surrounded myself with people whom I love and love me, I love people without judgment and assume they don’t judge me, I have taken control of my eating and filled my diet with wonderful, delicious, healthy food, I exercise regularly, get enough sleep (most nights), I have embraced what I can do and I have found joy in my new reality.

I haven’t felt the need to cry for over a year. As I feel myself getting stronger I thought it would look like I’m getting close to my goal of being able to walk without a walker. For the past month I set the short-term goal of being able to stand without assistance from a sitting position on the floor. I know I’m getting closer to that goal because I can reach to the floor to pick up something (holding on to something for balance) then stand up.

Seeing the reality of where I am even with all that I’m doing hurts.

There is nothing to do but keep on keeping on, and I will! I’ll cry until I get this post written then I’ll get back to work! I love this MS blogging community, there’s Judy, Messy Stuff, Multiple Miss, Jennifer, Nicole and Lisa just to name a few. My friends from the local chapter of the National MS Society, Stephanie, Bill and Helen have also helped me find joy in my New Reality. I told you by the time I was finished writing this post I’d be past the tears. I’m sure tears will come back again but I’ll continue to keep on and try to help others find joy!

I’d love to hear about your life. Are you working with a Physical Therapist or Personal Trainer setting goals for improvement? Have you embraced your New Reality? How are you handling it all? Tell me in the comments below.

ps. I forgot to tell you I’m also doing daily exercise with a band and ball!


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. HI Linda – I came across your blog and am truly happy to hear that you are reaching your goals with exercise. I do not have MS but work with a company that has developed an exercise chair to assist people with the sit and stand motion, helping them to build the strength in their legs and arms by using a level of assistance. You can find us on Facebook, by searching for Independence Chair. I am certainly not trying to sell you anything but only make you aware that our product exists and hope that it can help someone in your blogging community. I hope you have continued success in reaching your goals and being able to walk with no walker. Good luck and thanks! Niki

    • Niki~
      Thank you for letting us know about the Independence Chair! I started this blog with the thought of helping people in this MS situation find solutions our needs! I’ll definitely take a look on Facebook!

  2. They don’t get the exercise goals into account when calculate calories. now be certain you’re logging to exercises and eating back persons calories. As I feel myself getting stronger I thought it would seem similar to Iā€™m getting close to my aim of being able to walk without a walker. Great work love!

  3. My mom also has such type of problem. I will use this medical and physological thing to make everythig possible for the era of one. This is one of the best process in the region. I like this process so so.

  4. Hi Linda,
    I am really touched by this post. I do not have MS so I cannot really share things about MS. But I just want to let you know that I admire your courage, your positiveness and your determination. God bless you and I am praying for you!

    • Audrey,
      Thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment~ I really want to help others in my situation realize we can be happy!

  5. Hi Linda,if i am not mistaken you already published too lots of content online?I found you in other post šŸ™‚

    • Hey Marvin,
      Yes, I have another blog, I started there deciding on my niche. When I finally decided my purpose is in my circumstances I started MSrelief!

  6. Hi there! This blog post could not be written
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    my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this.
    I am going to forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This video will give you a good information about all the exercises you get done . . .

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