I was reminded of myself the other day with a post I saw on a MS group on facebook
A flash back to 2012 after disabling relapse of ms in 2011.
Ideas To taking back your power with strategies using a treadmill when you aren’t able to walk un attended!
- put so you can watch tv or get headphones for music which motivated me not tv. Place mats or pillows on the back end in case you fall off. I did several times and had my loyal therapy dog Humphrey there to catch me!
- Hook yourself to treadmill so when you fall it stops.
- make sure treadmill has railings…most due now. Have your neuro write a note saying you need for safety and then you can deduct for medical expense with receipt.
- use a Medical bracelet I recommend (www.roadid.com) which gave me freedom if something should happen, emts have all info. The best one I found was www.roadid.com. they have a medical one that has a extensive medical history on line with a private code for emts to access. Mine says Ice my whole body down so I cool down quickly plus my neuro and emergency contacts. If you are like most, your body temperature rises when moving. I wore iced down bandanas, ice shirts soaked with cold water, I had a spray bottle to spray ice water on me while on treadmill and a fan blowing on me. Look up Kayla Montgomery, a ms runner. Inspiring as she would run then collapse into a trough of water at the end helped by her coach. I tried and similar happened, so she did it I could too! I would recover with cold. Just strategies.
When I started I couldn’t do 5 min..oh and for me bathroom had to be close as I would just unload;-( I kept doing it, A MS symptom back then.
..Every day or week I had progress. It was my therapy and hope,
I could see improvement and that gave me power!
I didn’t want my husband to go with me smelling of alcohol and being belligerent to others, SO I HAD TO USE STRATEGIES TO GAIN MY HEALTH AND INDEPENDANCE!
The funny thing is, the treadmill was a gift. I don’t think anyone realized or believed I would us it with my diet to gain my freedom back to health! Not only was it mobility, but it was emotional therapy from a abusive home environment
Please reach out if you want to talk. I am so passionate about helping people like you, and sharing my story to inspire YOU too!
It is possible, with baby steps. I hike now in South West Colorado with my pups. I am so grateful Humphrey is still hiking with me after his mobility issues!
In the winter with the sun, I have a sports bra on…but I do it and I just shed layers as needed!!! I get a great tan, and my heat resistance has changed by 20 degrees!
It is a Long process but YOU CAN DO IT. Please reach out to me for more help!Contact me
IT IS HARD TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN, if not IMPOSSIBLE♡