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Amore55
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I had this insane idea that perhaps I could still ride a bike. I went to the store, had a nice man get bike for me, got on and immediately crashed into an end cap of sleeping bags. They went flying and the nice man was not so nice anymore! That was the end of that great idea, I have enough trouble just walking!

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Tutu

Yikes! That's one of those 'I wish I was a fly on the wall' moments. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Any of your grandkids there to witness it? If so, that will be the topic of conversation for years to come. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope nothing was injured but your pride!

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CalfeeChick
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I'm so sorry hope nothing was injured. I was a long distance bike rider until I went numb last June. I have my custom-made carbon fiber super road bike sitting in a room waiting for me. I dust her off and pump up the tires and tell her it won't be long. One of the things I miss the most๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜€

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Amore55
Amore55
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Pretty much the only injury was my pride, but I could laugh pretty quick. That stinks that you can't ride right now, this disease steals a lot from us . I sure hope you can ride again soon. Talk to you soon. Kelly

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CalfeeChick
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in reply to Amore55

I just remind myself of how blessed my life has been and there will be more good times. Thank you

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erash
erash
in reply to CalfeeChick

Me too. Nothing like the feel of the freedom of biking ๐Ÿค•

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Royjr

Don't feel bad. I still have my bike (over 15years), and my golf clubs (I think I played once since I was diagnosed and that was before 2008). Every so often I look at the bike just sitting there (with flat and dry rotted tires) and just want to give it a try, but I know that's not a good idea (lol). Then I look at my clubs and it makes me want to do everything possible to be able to play again (even though I was even bad before the diagnosis). I will not give them away because one day I'm going ride and play again even though bikes might be a thing of the past and my clubs will be old fashioned.

Keep the smile and laughter. We all need a good laugh sometimes....

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Amore55
Amore55
in reply to Royjr

Hi Royjr! My real name is Kelly and I'm glad you got a laugh. It was pretty hilarious. I loved to play golf too but that went by the wayside. Oh well. Life can still be sweet even with this horrible disease, right? Stay in touch as I am just getting familiar with people. Thanks. Take care.

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CalfeeChick
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My hubby is the golfer. Never gives up! Cycling was like my wings in overcoming other health issues.

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jimeka

The expression we have all used" it's like riding a bike, you never forget" but unfortunately you don't forget and your brain tells you that you can still do it. I know before I was diagnosed my neighbour was selling this beautiful bike, gorgeous it was, I said I would give it a go then maybe purchase it. Well I couldn't even ride a couple of meters, it was my neighbour who told me I had balance problems and that I should get it seen to. That's when I took the bull by the horns and bought my tricycle. You never forget how to peddle, and now you can get battery operated bikes, so you can just enjoy the ride. Don't let the ms steal your enjoyment, there are ways and means. Hope that you all find that enjoyment again, God bless Jimeka

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erash

I have a beautiful bike in the garage that keeps calling my name. A few yrs ago, I tried to take a spin around the block. I had a death grip on the handles and was terrified the entire time. That was the last time I tried and since then, my balance is worse. I'm now in search of a trike ๐Ÿšฒ

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Jesmcd2
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Attention Walmart shoppers... we are still looking for CalfeeChick 's legs and now we have a clean up on isle 10 of sleeping bags. This lady said she could ride a bike, she says she has ms , but l think she's just been drinking. :b :) opps is this thing still on? Lol

Been called drunk wayyy to many times lolol and l dont drink. Ugh

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Tutu
Tutu
in reply to Jesmcd2

Hilarious, Jes! Thanks. I needed that laugh to get my day started. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Amore55
Amore55
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Hi Jesmcd2! I am looking for the missing legs, but keep losing my balance in the search! I actually carry a card from my neuro for police, etc that states that although I may appear impaired I just have ms. I have actually had to use it a couple times in stores. Lol Kelly

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Jesmcd2
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in reply to Amore55

I so need one of thos cards! Lol l love how the cops look at me funny when lm walking funny, l just stare them down. I don't think they like that much, but l grew up in a family of cops, so l dont care lol :) They don't usually bother me then. "Grins"

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AngieRowe

๐Ÿ™ˆ Too funny. I have one of the taller exercise bikes, I decided to exercise again so I pulled it out. I couldn't even get on it! GlAd my husband wasn't watching! Needless to say in back in rehab.

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Fancy1959
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Amore55, it's Fancy1959, sometimes all we can do is laugh at ourselves. I know I often forget about limitations and the reality that my MS has changed in my life. The store clerks not so friendly attitude would have truly set me off. It's not like you meant to cause the sleeping bags to tumble down. And oh it could have been so much worse if you would have run into something breakable but sleeping bags couldn't have been hurt at all.

My reality that gets me the most is my horseback riding one. I have trouble remembering that I can't ride as long as I used to. And that when I get off sometimes I get off like a heap of jello. It's not so funny to me, yet it is when you see it, when i wind up in the barn all on the floor and you can't get up.

I think I've already invited you but if I have it I would love you to become our newest MS Warrior. As an MS Warrior we never give up and we never give in we simply fight on. So to you Amore, I say fight on, MS Warrior, fight on!

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Amore55
Amore55
in reply to Fancy1959

Fancy1959, my name is Kelly although I suppose I answer to anything! I totally accept your invitation to an MS Warrior. Thank you for the invite!

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Karen-x

I would do the same, way to go and be bold!!

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ItsChris

That's hilarious to me. I've always assumed I couldn't ride a bike anymore, so I haven't tried in years.

Also am of the opinion that if the building is on fire, i'll be walking out.

Thanks for the chuckle!

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ddeadred

LOLOLOLOLOLOL... JUST MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

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SueAB

Don't give up your idea of riding a bike. I could no longer ride a two wheeled bike - even a tandem - due to balance issues. I got an adult trike and it is the exercise I could ever want! Try it - you'll be glad you did!

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Amore55
Amore55
in reply to SueAB

Hi SueAB! Nice to hear from you. I was just researching adult trikes, they look great. I think I will wait till spring but get one for sure. It sounds like lots of people on the site love theirs. I look forward to chatting with you more. Kelly

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SueAB
SueAB
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Kelly, We purchased mine from Walmart online for around $250 and it was delivered to our home. Unfortunately, it needed assembled, but my husband had no problem with that. It does not have any speeds, but as heavy as they look, it is easy to pedal. I cannot walk more than a block with my walker, but I can ride a couple of miles pretty easy. It was one of the best investments I have ever made.

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Amore55

Hi ddeadred! I'm glad you enjoyed the tale of the bike! I certainly learned my lesson. I look forward to getting to know you. Kelly

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Bygonelines

I tried golfing a couple of times in high school. I was pretty bad. This was before MS. I was bad enough that I was asked not to come back. To this day they can't figure out how I managed to hit a golfer in the head who was out golfing when I was on the driving range. There were nets everywhere and no holes. Luckily the person wasn't hurt. Haven't golfed yet. So next time you look up the worlds worst golfer you will see my picture! LOL.

Jacqui

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Amore55
Amore55
in reply to Bygonelines

Jacque, I looked it up and sure enough there was your picture right next to mine! I love the picture you have by your name, it's great. I am 55, happily married, have 11 kids and 14 grandkiddies. How bout you? How long have you been diagnosed? I love hearing about people's lives, everyone has an interesting story. Hope to hear from you again. Kelly

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Bygonelines
Bygonelines
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Kelly - I am happily married. No children. But I do have a Service Dog in training. Her name is Willow. She is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and she is gorgeous! Super friendly as well. Loves all people.

I was diagnosed with MS in 2012 but we figure I have had it since the late 1980's. For a long time I didn't have insurance and then because I am a woman and quite a bit over weight I was unable to get doctors to the tests needed. They would just say loose weight, you can't possibly have MS. You don't know what you are talking about. My mom had MS and in the late 1980's I took her to one of her appointments with her neuro. Towards the end of her appointment she asked me to step out of the room so she could ask the neuro a question. After I left, the neuro told her he was almost positive that I had MS or would have it very soon based on the way I was walking and talking. I was uninsured at the time so couldn't follow up on it. My om never told me about that. My dad finally did after I was diagnosed.

I live in Salt Lake City and am 53 yrs old. I am still working full-time but I am not sure for how much longer. I work for the University and they allow me to work from home. That is the only way I have been able to keep working.

My favorite hobbies are Genealogy, Reading, Cooking (when I have the energy) and traveling.

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Amore55
Amore55
in reply to Bygonelines

Jacgui, Guess what? I live in Salt Lake too! In Sugarhouse area. We have been in our house almost 11 years. I'm so surprised you live here too. Who is your neuro and do you like them? I am kind of looking for a new one. I gone to Western neurological since my diagnosis, but have recently had a pretty bad experience with the doctor there. Of course, I found out he is leaving the practice so I guess I will see. I guess you must be like my husband and me,huge Utes fans! That's great that you can work from home. What an ideal situation. One of my sons and his wife are both in medical school at the U. I love to read too. I did most of my genealogy years ago too. I would say we have a lot in common. Oh, you are so blessed to be getting your dog. We have four doggies, but not therapy. But they sure are good for me! Talk to you soon. Kelly

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dmaskal1

At least you tried. More power to you! :)

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