This too shall pass. I know and believe this always. Still I must cautiously scream it because recently, I’ve been feeling pretty stable in this normal of mine. As a matter of fact it resembles the old me I know and love. Now I haven’t gotten any miracle drugs or anything I’m just taking my regular meds including my newest prescription of Amprya. Oh and at physical therapy they’ve started putting me on this Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) device. It basically delivers impulses directly to the muscles bypassing my weary nerves. This assists my legs allowing me to do things I can’t do on my own. My heart accelerates and I even get a bit winded as if I’m exercising. Initially, I was using it while riding the associated bike, they later figured out a way to use it while I stood and held on to something sturdy. I would lift my leg as far as I could and the pulses to my muscles would do the rest. Does that make sense? Well, afterwards I can do movement I couldn’t before albeit slow and deliberately.
Not to belabor the point, but it works similar to the Bioness. You remember the device my insurance company won’t cover.
Lately I’m using my walker more inside the house. No more crawling. Maybe all these things are coming together to keep me in good spirits. And that’s really the endpoint for me. I may look handicapped but I don’t have to act like it. Like I’ve said time and time again, if I let M.S. take my spirit then I’m losing the battle.
Thank goodness I’m not. Losing… that is. I think I’ll just keep riding this wave.
Folks, this is what works for me. My greatest goal is help you find what works for you.
I’ll leave with a quote I just stumbled upon and thought it would was befitting for this post.
“You have a choice. You can live in the No of your life or you can live in the Yes. Look at what is flowing, working, moving. Being in that energy will beget more positive experiences.” – Unknown.