Hello everyone! It will be 3 yrs on July 24th that I received my diagnosis. As a former athlete, one of the things I miss the most is athletic competition. I have been wanting to get in the water forever to see if I could at least, still swim. Well, I found out, I can swim a few laps across the pool (width length). My daughter, Sarah, was so proud of me! Can't you tell. (lol) My three children (2 out of 3 college athletes) push me to stay active as much as possible. Sarah's twin Seth passed up playing college football to stay and help me since my husband works 1 month out, 1 month in. He brings me to therapy and makes me exercise when I am not so fatigued. I felt so good and less rigid. However, tomorrow will be the true test! If I am good, I will start taking PT in the pool! The temp here is already in the 90's and the 1st official day of summer isn't here yet! It will be a long, hot summer so I will be hibernating. My husband and daughter were hesitant about me getting in the h2o. I told them I was getting in. After all, it's not the deep end. I felt like I accomplished something big because this was huge to me. I thank God for giving me the strength to persevere and endure. Now, I am ready to begin the Live Disease Free Diet with health coaches. Has anyone heard or tried it? My coaches have MS and have been symptom free for some yrs now. I have nothing to lose but the extra wt I have put on. It is a ketogenic diet with no carbs. They also instruct you on a lot of other things. Swimming gave me the motivation I needed to begin. I had been feeling agitated with my insurance issues and unable to focus on the things I needed 2 do to prepare for a nutrition lifestyle change. Now, i am ready 2 begin the journey!!!