August 21, 2010 at 3:27 am

It’s funny about the need for rest. Being a chronic procrastinator, I excel at resting. But don’t we have to build back our muscles as well?

Also I experience a quiver/vibration inside my legs sometimes when I walk. I used to feel it all the way up my torso. Does anyone else feel that? One time when it was very strong my wife asked me why I was shaking. I said I had to lie down.


November 11, 2009 at 11:49 am


I want to add to the above comment. I am in commission sales. After starting IVIG and improving some, I continued struggling to work the next four months and finish up several deals I had going. I then spent about three months working two days per week. The other days I worked on the computer and I took naps on those days. Usually the naps were from one to three hours. I could still sleep at night. Only after that did I really start showing steady improvement. I agree that rest is very, very important. I still have at least one day per month, I take a nap.

After getting better and knowing not all my muscles work, I tried exercising to strengthen the muscles that do work. Afterwards I did not have the energy to do other things. I have elected to do the things that I want to do and feel productive to get my exercise. I have recently planted a couple trees — dug the holes myself. I no longer feel guilty if I just sit down and do nothing. (After digging each hole I had to just sit for a while).

From falling down, could not lift a plate to put on the bottom shelf of cabinet to planting trees — please believe that you can get better.

Donna M


October 17, 2008 at 11:54 am


My mother-in-law has this note from God on her refrigerator…

[COLOR=”Red”][B]”This is God. I will be handling your problems today. I don’t need your help. So have a good day.” [/B][/COLOR]

I think it is based on Matthew Chapter 11 …
28″Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

You are carrying several heavy burdens. I pray you will find rest in knowing God is in control and you don’t have to take on His job … “Smiley” is right. Spend some quiet personal time just between you and The Lord.

Sending prayers and His love your direction …