I am Doing Pretty Well I Think

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What a weekend! I am so tired but not because of my MS, I am tired because I have been work-work-working! I worked on the garage all day Saturday with my parents, moved everything out, organized, threw stuff away, cleaned, etc. Today I worked on the backyard all day. I can’t remember the last time I was tired because I should be instead of being tired because of MS… I think I can say I am getting better finally!

So like I said, today was back yard time. I moved some stepping stones into place but did not set them yet. I transplanted an Aloe Vera plant from one side of the yard to another where the Bird of Paradise used to be. I started working on my gate to the garden and I also started working on a path to the garden. Cleared the weeds, flattened the dirt, laid down some plastic. some bricks, and then buckets and buckets of stone. I am a little sore from all the shoveling and lifting but it feels good! I also put up a white piece of lattice in place of the chicken wire I had up to keep the dogs away from the A/C units. Oh yeah, I put in a pipe with some holes next to the orange tree for better watering, cleaned out the drain thingy, and I potted some more Aloe Vera that was sprouting next to the main plant. I got a decent amount done I would say for a dude who was in and out of a wheelchair 6 months ago, maybe not even that long?

My balance is obviously way better and my endurance as well! Usually I get tired after five minutes of light work and if I pushed myself like this I would relapse but looks like I am doing ok. My vision is a tad better (I think) and so is my strength. I have not used my cane in a while as well, my walking is way better, just some core issues for now. I think since I have not been walking much and doing all that I am doing all year my core strength just died! I will fix that, but either way, things are finally turning around! So I am happy for that!

Ummm… I am pretty tired right now but I was tired all day, before I even started to work. It’s like if I keep moving I am good but as soon as I stop I start shutting down. I think I have to go actually, I am having a hard time typing and thinking but I just wanted to do a quick update. I will try to write more in depth tomorrow! Take care!

13 thoughts on “I am Doing Pretty Well I Think

  • January 22, 2013 at 7:33 am
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    That is SO awesome Matt! You did so much! It all looks amazing (except for the Black Widow)! It's so great that you are feeling better!
    -Cyndi

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    • January 23, 2013 at 1:37 am
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      GREAT JOB!!!AND I LOVE BLACK WIDOWS! KEEP UP THE GOOD WK!YR.FR..DECOTA..!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm
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    lol yes, i am happy. Hopefully soon I will be even better! I know I will! Thanks!

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  • January 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm
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    It's good for us to get out and do things. Cleaned my garage out too Sunday. I was hoping to get more things done, but didn't happen. I need to get word for my new laptop too.

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  • January 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm
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    I agree, like that commercial; says, "a body in motion stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest" haha

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  • January 23, 2013 at 5:39 am
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    Congratulations, Matt! It's great that you did something so creatively and physically stimulating during your time feeling well. And I'm glad it didn't push you into a relapse! It sounds like you are very attuned to your body and would listen to if it it told you to rest or pause.

    By "better," do you mean going into a remission?

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  • November 11, 2013 at 6:28 am
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    Hello, I just watched your video on shortness of breath and I am just having the same problem lately. Its weird…. today am going for MRI scan and I feel like hmm not doing it, I hate hospitals… I like the work you have done in the garden.

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  • November 11, 2013 at 6:30 am
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    Hello, I just saw your video on shortness of breath and I am having the same problem lately and going for an MRI scan today although I feel like not doing it, I hate hospitals…I liked the work you have done on the garden.. pretty neat

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  • November 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm
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    Hi! If shortness of breath is your only symptom then it's probably not MS which is extra good for you since MS means LOTS of hospital visits haha. I would just go in, don't skip it, they ordered it for a reason!

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