Swimming is a great choice for people with MS. I trolled the local pool, set on going for a swim as often as I could. I got stronger and was enthused for years. I enjoyed the pool and all the energy that goes with it. The pool was cool, a great benefit to me and my heat sensitivity.
I headed into a very long remission. years long. Making myself stronger through swimming. The type of Multiple Sclerosis I have has dissipated considerably. I was beginning to depend on better health, always cognizant the MS could suddenly reappear. It hasn’t ! At its worst, ms threw me off balance, garbled my speech, blinded me, numbed numerous parts of my body, stole my sense of taste, gave me a severe pain spell, At one point I stood up only to collapse repeatedly…in 92’ I was definitely in deep trouble. It’s a routine very familiar to the many. I had all these episodes piling on top of each other. Doctors treated it all with steroids, methylprednisolone to be specific. I responded favourably, each and every time. I recall feeling better following an infusion of immune gamma globulin. That two day process was a real turning point. That infusion to me was the beginning of better health and stability.
I was very lucky, MS had loosened it’s grip and was allowing me to live a life with better health.
Several years passed by and the pool became super crowded even for 7:30 AM, I"m pleased the pool is being well used, but I was crowded out. The final straw was knocking off a fellows’ snorkel. He wasn’t keen of having his oxygen supply cut and neither was I. My swimming days were over. I had to find another way to keep myself moving.
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Wishing You all, the very best of Good Fortune , Sincerely David