Three Easy Ways To Fight Demon Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Live a fulfilling productive life with MS,
Follow these three suggestions:
MOVE THROUGH EXERCISING ~
MOST IMPORTANT of ALL for MS patients.
URGENT SUGGESTION: MOVE THOSE MUSCLES!
WE DON’T USE IT, WE LOSE IT!
How many times have we heard our mother say this to us. Then, our doctor or a physical trainer or therapist? I’ll bet many times.
Those who have MS need to take that one seriously. Extremely seriously. We have more than the average bear’s, that is person’s, interest in keeping our bodies in good condition.
Experience MS symptoms too severe for any kind of movement? Move whatever you can. A finger, toe, whatever will move.
Each day should bring additional action.
“But I’m so tired, and don’t feel up to exercising.”
How many times have we heard that one? Neurologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physician Assistants all say,
“PUSH YOURSELF a bit harder. MAKE it happen!”
Miracle of miracles. Exercising DOES make me feel energized! Don’t know how or why, but it makes energy flow.
No need to overexert yourself now. Take things easy. YOGA is good. Stretching. Drape legs over an exercise ball and move them left and right X 20, 2 sets.
Ever try DAHN YOGA?
Dahn Yoga, a gentle yoga from South Korea, creates endorphins that make us feel good and less fatigued.
Try stationery bike pedals to move those jumpy legs. Keep them from driving you bananas.
Six decades with MS, and still going strong!
Sixty-one years ago, Dr. Dugan made this starting announcement,
“You have Multiple Sclerosis!”
Since that high school graduation year, demon MS took some upturns and downturns. Through all those years, one constant’s kept me fairly stable.
Care to guess what that constant’s been?
Many forms through the years.
Running, Slowly or In-Place
Bowling Ten Pins,
Performing (Choral Society, Sweet Adelines)
There are many more types of exercise, I couldn’t name them all. Whatever you choose to do will be wonderful. The object is to ~
M – O – V – E!
M – O – V – E!!
M – O – V – E !!!
HEAR ONLY SOOTHING SOUNDS.
a. OCEAN WAVES
Lapping quietly on the shore. Moving out again just as calmly.
SOFT MELODIC MUSIC
Choose your favorite composer. Use restful, calming, dreamy musical selections that quiet your nerves, heart, and soul peacefully.
Babies fall asleep hearing soothing sounds.
Pacify damaged MS nerves equally by similar peacefulness.
Don Campbell in “The Mozart Effect” suggests Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Paraphrasing the flyleaf: He taps the power of music to heal the body, strengthen the mind, and unlock the creative spirit.
I’m a classically trained music teacher. Classical music always suited me as my my favorite type of music.
However, the teacher part of my brain recognizes and appreciates all types of music. Everyone has their own favorite.
MS patients find when they need a calming effect. jarring music with a heavy beat just fails to “cut it.”
Choose a life purpose to fulfill and satisfy you.
Human beings need other people. However, we also need still more. We need a purpose to ~
- Rise from bed.
- Get dressed.
- Brush teeth.
- Wash face and hands.
- Brush or comb hair.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Find the place of work.
- Fulfill a purpose.
MS patients often feel they don’t have energy or ability to do anything. If that’s you, return to the first suggestion. When your energy rises, try to work at something. It makes no difference that you might think it has little impact.
It’s YOUR thing to do. DO IT WELL!I found my life purpose early. My parents recognized their only child’s musical talent early. I sang any time asked. Parents heard me sing while standing on the back seat of the family automobile at three years of age.
They invested in piano lessons at seven in second grade. A n older used upright piano stood in our dining room Mother played occasionally. Daddy played the radio or records on the stereo.
My dad’s father played trumpet. Musical talent originated from there. Several cousins from dad’s side of the family had musical talent. Grandpa Kipp got credit!
Mother’s family; Mom played piano a little. Her youngest sister had a lovely voice. And her oldest daughter plays piano very well.
That’s a personal example. Some of you may need to dig deep. Think about your hobbies, what you most like doing.
Relate it to your life purpose.
Four Examples to Jump-Start Your Thinking Juices Flowing!
Think of your interests and talents. Do some research. Talk to people in the profession where your interests lie.
Volunteer for a time to ~
- Gain experience.
- Get your “foot in the door.
FOCUS on your objective!
HELP all you can!
It WILL HAPPEN FOR YOU
IF YOU THINK YOU CAN OR CAN’T…
WHATEVER YOUR MIND CAN CONCEIVE,
IT CAN ACHIEVE!!!