Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pumping Iron

I wish to pass on some information to anyone with ALS, something I learned from Tammy, the Warrior Woman responsible for getting me started on blogspot. As she has stated, she has won many battles against this disease and one of her means of fighting back has been excersise. I mention this because of all the doctors, specialists and physical therapists I have seen, not one has mentioned the continuation of an excersise program.

My stepson, Shawn, is a Physical Therapist with an incredible talent. He agrees with Tammy and suggested what all the others did not, that an excersise regime could, quite possibly, help and certainly wouldn't hurt. He has been working with me and I now have a series of excersises, fit to my abilities, that I can do alone and with my husband.

It's tiring, but that's the nature of ALS, and the end result is that I feel a little stronger,the circulation in my legs is improving and I feel more in control of my life.

You only loose when you refuse to fight!


Blogger Tammy said...

Woot! Woot! You go sweetie!

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that's great! One day, after we are all long dead, they are going to give exercise the credit it deserves!


Thailand Gal

4:56 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Carry on!

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Rethabile said...

You only lose when you refuse to fight. That's absolutely right. Exercise, and add a sane eating regime on top, and you're good and ready to kick ALS.

I think it takes not one thing, but a combination of exercise, the right food, faith (in something; if not in God, then in love, or in looking forward to something), medicine and support (the right people around).

Love the blog not only for its art but also for its spirit.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I guess that exercise is good for anyone, and most of us could sure stand to get more of it. Good luck with your struggle.

I like the way that many of your pictures are framed.

Thanks for visiting and for the opportunity to get to know you a little bit.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Pam

I have been here, the second time now, I hope you get this note. I love these new things you have put up


7:52 PM  

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