Linda Grace Cox ~ June 2010

I’m having a blast online! I am still learning so much!! I have found many new friends! I am so blessed!

As far as my health goes, everyday I run the gamut, I feel weak, strong, clear-headed, foggy, spacey, coordinated, walking (without a cane, very slowly), walking needing a walker. Honestly, my ‘up-date movie’ shows it like it is much of the time.
Usually in the evening I walk the best. Everyday I walk at least 2 times (not every hour like I said I would) around the house. I sometimes get a good night sleep and try to drink at least 1½ courts of water.

I eat a very good diet, mostly vegetables, nuts and cheese.

To be honest, I haven’t been doing my physical therapy like I promised my self. For exercise, all I do is ride my stationary bike 20 minutes 6 days a week and do 30 modified push ups.

I’m still watching myself use MS as an excuse. I work with the youth at church and I’m not able to help out at camp next week (a walker just won’t get me around. I was talking to one of the young woman tonight, admiring her art work as we waited for the other girls to complete their “pack checks”. Holly isn’t planning on going to camp, even though her dad wants her to. I asked her why she wasn’t going and she said she isn’t into camping. She doesn’t like the uncomfortable sleeping arrangements, no plumbing, and mostly that she can’t work, can’t draw. Her dad joined in with, “You can draw while you’re camping.” “No dad,” she said. “drawing and camping, don’t get along. I learned that last year.” I told her I can relate. For me, it’s being online.

I thought I already got it. But I know a situation will keep presenting itself until the lesson is learned. I don’t have to stay sick. I can choose to “just say no.”

To Do List:

  • Walk every two hours using a cane

  • 1 hour physical therapy 5 days/week

  • Sleep 7 hours each night (that’s what I need)

  • I can do it~ I know I can! Next month it will be fun to see my progress!

Linda

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 MSrelief.com. 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.

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