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My College Assessment

It was a fun day today at College. I did walk during the assessment but tired out about 2 minutes every time, I would need to wait and reset so I could go again; does anyone know how to walk for a longer time without having to stop?

I think this is the right College for me as it is for the disabled... I feel like I fit in with everyone and I don't think I will experience the hate I did at the last year of school. I wrote this to show people you can still do what you want-no matter the circumstances.

Thanks everyone for reading... I appreciate all the support from everyone.

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How exciting!

What are you studying? x

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I don't know yet... still thinking.

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Please let us know when decided x

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Will do...

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Hi Illerpath, I am so pleased that you liked the college, having something to look forward to is always good. Walking can be very tiring, especially if you had to walk quickly. I find that using an exercise bike helps to strengthen my legs and I also try to use the stairs several times a day. Any exercise is good but don’t ask too much of yourself.

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Thanks for the advice! I will definitely get a speed bike and the stairs.

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Too dizzy to walk w/o a walker and even that is pretty iffy. But I am determined to get off it. I think you can increase your walking by walking.... Anyway good luck in college and always xxx N

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Thankyouu! I hope things get better for you and easier. Thanks for caring for me.

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what's with the dizziness

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what do you mean? dizziness or imbalance is the hallmark of ataxia,I though

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good luck xx

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Thanks ;)

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Well done Illerpath. It sounds as though you have chosen the right college. Where is it?

Best wishes. Ted

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Thanks Ted.... it''s in Hampshire some place called Holybourne, Although I'm not from there, it takes up to an hour to drive their.

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Sounds like you made a great choice. Keep pressing on. Hope your getting support from the ataxia youth support group litty mentioned to you too :)

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Thanks for your response! That's nice of her to do that... I will definitely keep pressing on if you do first 😂.

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So pleased for ya 🤗

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Thank you very much Claire. 🤤

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well done for keeping going. I use a lightweight walker that is suitable for indoor use . It cost about £40 from Coopers of Stortford and it folds up so I can put it in the car and use it on bus, train, tube etc. It is just a question of exercising and keeping going but this walker has allowed me to do everything. can walk indoors without support but too wobbly for outside with people pushing and shoving- the walker acts as a warning to other people to keep clear. happy christmas and concentrate on what you can do and keep exercising. all the best Sylviax

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Thanks for the info ! i definitely try do some more exercise... I haven t done some in a while so it could help and that's good that you can indoors... believe in yourself and I wish you the best!

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Hi illerpath!

I think youve talked about rapping in one of your posts. If you PM me ill put you in touch with another ataxaian pal of mine who is a songwriter and ghost writes lyrics for some famous singers.........He would be pleased to talk to you about his music and how he copes.

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Thanks for the support... I definitely will pm you.

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