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A New Way

A New Way

Looking for new ways to be active?!

A person who ran, hiked, and biked many miles!

No more running but frequent walks- I am looking for a handle or a new idea for my dogs leash as it is hard on my hands, wrists and shoulders. Leaving Toby at home is not an option!

I can still bike and boyfriend made me some grips out of foam pipe insulation!! Awesome! Again- ten miles is now the limit.

Tai Chi is really nice. If you haven’t tried it yet there are some great beginner videos on You Tube. This has probably saved my sanity.

I have been on Plaquinol and Tizanidine for 6 weeks and I am starting to feel better, however I have developed an itchy rash on my torso. Am taking Zyrtec and it has calmed down.

Was down in the dumps at first but a friend who is having her own battles with ms reminded me that instead of focusing on what I can’t do anymore, focus on what I still can do and what I can do if I think about trying it in a new way.

If I have a bad day or week or month it’s okay. I’m allowed to.

It is nice to talk to people who understand.

Thank you all VERY much- peace and relief to all who seek it.

Kimberly

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Aw what an uplifting one, having a good day? I veer from one extreme to another. I love swimming in old small warm victorian baths near me, looks like an old boathouse, cant do 20 lengths any more but chills me out, looked at dog leads you can attach to belt, elasticated on amazon, hands free yeay! I got cheap Paul Lam arthritis dvd too Tai Chi like youI'm not sure I'm doing it right but damn it looks cool. All the best Keren

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Look up canicross belts - basically hands free dog walking (or running if you feel up for it).

I do Pilates, but would love to try Tai Chi....

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Thank you!!!

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Few more 'new way' ideas, kkminton/ Kimberly: Gentle Chair Yoga for RA, X-Ray Yoga for Wonderment: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos...

The 'Anti-Gravity Yoga' videos 📹 look delightful . . . joyous 🤸‍♀️ 🎈 🤸‍♂️

And, if we're not up to 'doing' at the moment, we can at least enjoy vicariously though 'watching' 👀 . . . ☺️

Wishing you (& your little pup 🐶) well, Kimberly. 🙏 🌺 🍀 🌞

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[Don't know if your gal friend is already aware of Dr. Terry Wahls ( terrywahls.com/about/about-... ), but she may be interested in exploring Dr. W's work? 🤔 ]

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Thank you so much!

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Very welcome, kkminton/ Kimberly. (Hope it helps.) 😌 🙏

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To bring a smile ☺️:

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Leaping out of bed to start the day giphy.com/gifs/5UhCm0GMKOAU... & enjoy a bit of morning exercise giphy.com/gifs/Fv4WMcVSsnjt... & a bit of a nosh giphy.com/gifs/XcGaHMSrZT3Y... .

Then off to mingle 'n play giphy.com/gifs/NAxUstkvBFic... .

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Winding down giphy.com/gifs/xQrlUXZkcH6y... then bath time giphy.com/gifs/ctLgi3Ak8s9W... .

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A goodnight kiss giphy.com/gifs/xuoynj9Yfc6l... & off to bed giphy.com/gifs/3SkcC5Xkbf3o... to snooze giphy.com/gifs/znfB6huf09i7...

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Dreaming giphy.com/gifs/XLI9wRul20wc... what fun giphy.com/gifs/YbgwD2YlfMOe... tommorrow giphy.com/gifs/XWhKJSN4Qm5Y... will bring giphy.com/gifs/F2SSkskdfQEb... . . .

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🙏 😌

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The best! What a great way to start the day! So cute! Thank you😄

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I swear by swimming it’s better for me than painkillers

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Yes thank you for reminding of that!!!

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Cute picture

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Hi Kimberly, I too was very active hill walking ,sailing also 3/4 times a week in the gym. Then the dreaded R.D. Struck at worst I couldn't feed myself or pull the duvet up. Meds have got the worst under control and I've adopted a dog he has helped loads taking me walkies I also swim 4/5 times a week ,I find its good all round exercise as it helps with joint mobility without putting weight on the joints also it's good cardiovascular exercise.

Hope this helps .Regards Mike.

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Pets are so helpful.... thanks for the swimming idea! Out local high school has a pool! I am glad my meds are helping on most days for now. Happy for you too!

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Thank you. A positive boost to my Monday morning not only for your thoughtful words but also for a piccie of your gorgeous frenchie. Hugs

J

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I brought a dog lead that goes around my waist very cheaply from the internet. I think theyare designed for cyclists and joggers

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