Hello All

October 2, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Just an update here . . . I’m 28 weeks and feeling it in normal ways. Had and ultrasound, and the baby was acting shy by covering it’s face and privates. So, no definitive answer about gender, maybe a boy this time? Post GBS issues do not seem to be complicating my pregnancy at all, I MIGHT be more tired than in my first pregnancy. I also have more going on, so fatigue and stress could be from that. All is well so far. Blessings, Foxflower

hello all

September 6, 2007 at 10:35 pm

I just started OT and PT finally!!!!! When I was first diagnosed 5 years ago the insurance I had would not cover any of it so I have really lost some time but in July I got on my spouses insurance and can now get what I need. I was so nervous about exercising at all for fear of doing more damage and not wanting to get more fatigued but now OT and PT is teaching me what my limit is and how much recovery time my body needs. It feels so good to be doing something so concrete and proactive. I am shocked that doing only reps of 10 for about 8 to 10 exercises wipes me out! I mean I used to do one and a half hours of yoga, and massage other people all day only a year ago. Of course because I was overdoing it I disabled myself but I was able to push. But the point is I am learning now how to moderate everything and accept that 15 minutes of exe. a day is good enough for now. Yesterday I did PT, OT and went for a walk with my leg braces and today was wiped! Of course getting menstral cramps exaserbated everything so I did not do anything today. But tomorrow I have PT again so I am not discouraged. It is great to be getting into a steady routine and getting help with it. And I so appreciate a group like this to check in with. Thank you so much. By the way, when I asked my PT therapist what he thought about aqua therapy he was less than enthusiastic which made me dubious of him because I know when I did some water therapy this past winter I felt much better. I just thought it was interesting that you all seem to get great benefit from it. I guess it goes to show that we are our own true experts.