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kam
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Noticing subtle improvements in health:

able to cross legs at ankles when lying down,

using car more than power chair to get out of apartment...which is good cause baby its cold outside,

able to put on mascara, eyeliner, lipstick once or twice a week.....been over 9 years since i have been able to do this

wearing a bra is not a problem now with the exception that I need fitted but no place around here for that...use to go bra less cause just couldn't handle a bra

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That's great! What has changed with your treatment?

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Good news! I hope you continue to see improvements.
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kam
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Nothing has changed in my treatment in a long time due to lack of resources needed.

Also noticed I am no longer needing to use the handle next to my recliner to help myself get up.

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kam
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And I am able to brush my teeth twice a day and do the dry brushing twice a day.

parts of the old routine before this hit returning

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Fantastic news, kam!

Praying that improvements continue for you!!

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Dear kam,
You're a subtle sweetie, and the improvements in your health sound great! Activities of daily living can be so draining, but you're getting stronger.

You inspire me to do dry brushing 2x/day. I understand that's a good way to detox.

Keep looking for all the good things...

I toast you with a glass of lemon water!
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Lemon water it is Smile Go to focus on what I can do as it gets to depressing thinking about the can'ts.
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Hey Kam, I want to do cart wheels for you but I might hurt myself! This is awesome news. Exciting! Thanks for sharing, I so enjoy reading your daily successes. Long journey it has been for you. I am thrilled for you.

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kam
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Thanks. I'd like to make a better list some how as far as what improvements that I am can do now that I was not able to a year ago.

But, the brain thinks in pieces. So perhaps if I post here I can put all the pieces together.

Another thought is that when I wake up in the morning..if I have slept in my bed vs the couch...I can draw my knees to my chest and stretch a bit.

When I first moved to the handicap apartment, I was able to sleep in the bed. Hoping to get back to that.

But, for now I am falling asleep on the couch and then if I wake up move to the bed.

Much better support if I can sleep in bed.

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Some symptoms that are gone I dont' want to list as I don't want them coming back...and just when I think they are gone they do return.
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Stopped using the senior van to get to the grocery store when I moved to the handicap apartment in May.

Finally figured out the senior van was making me sink....this means that car sick feeling I had all the time was just showing up when riding in the senior van now for the most part.

So able to walk into the grocery store and get Electric cart now and use it.

In the past when I tried this, on a good day I could only get one thing as the brain and arms struggled so to use the electric cart.

But, now able to get a bit more. Still don't like the electic carts and would prefer my power chair but don't have a way to transport power chair.

AT first it was kind of a catch 22...is it worse riding in the sr van with my power chair or driving myself to the grocery store and using the electric cart.

Eventually, it got easier with the electric cart.

Can't always go when I want to...need to wait until health allows. Learned that first thing in the morning is my best time and the most quiet time in the stores.

Body and brain usually need to veg by 9 am until after 4.

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Able to stay cleaner now since moving to the handicap apartment.

There is a built in shower chair. I had a shower chair in the other apartment but had a great deal of difficulty holding myself upright.

I am able to support my body by leaning against the corner of the built in shower chair and I don't have to hold the shower head here.

So, taking a shower is much more do able.

Haven't had a bath tub since moving here 4 years ago. But, hoping I will get to the point I can go to this place in town and do the hot tub or sauna.

Getting there is a problem now..would help if I had a way to transport power chair. I have tried walking in when strong enough...but the walking out didn't work...I was drained.

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I think for about a month now I have been able to kind of keep the kitchen cleaned up.

Can't do it daily. Housekeeper usually empties dishwasher and sweeps and mops floor when she comes.

And washes pots and pans. But, I have been able to rinse dishes off and put in DW. Still using paper plates and bowls for the most part.

But, able to get glasses and silverwear and storage containers in DW

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