I move all day every day. I walk and walk and I rarely sit still. I walk fast and I just keep going. When I was out walking a few days ago I was aware of how much easier it is to keep going once the momentum kicks in.
I think that this is an excellent description of how I am living my life at the moment. If I stop there is a risk that it will be harder to get moving again so it easier to go with the forward flow. I feel like I have created this flow and I can pinpoint many times where it would have been easy to stop and not put the effort in. So many crossroads I have navigated so far.
I cut my hand recently and needed stitches. It’s OK now and has healed well but those first few days were challenging. It didn’t hurt but I knew that I needed to keep it dry and protected and when I had the dressing changed every few days the nurse reminded me that I wasn’t meant to be using it. At all…..
She even saw me in the supermarket during the weekend holding my shopping list in my hand- written on a single piece of paper, and was surprised that I had thought that this was included in the ‘not using it’ instruction.
So the week where I was bandaged and incapacitated was a challenge. It helped me to realise that I am terrible at sitting still and letting other people do things for me. Which in turn motivated me even more to keep moving and making sure that I am doing everything I possibly can do to stay healthy and mobile. I’ve recently added Physiotherapy and Pilates into my health and wellbeing regime and I also got back in the local pool to swim laps again.
I had my six monthly Neurologist appointment last week and Dan and I were happy to realise that we didn’t really have anything that we needed to talk to him about. For every other appointment I had taken a list of questions that we needed answers for. This was a great reminder of how far my health has come.
This must be what stability with MS is like. It sure has taken awhile to get here!
Thanks for reading,