Is my dissability due to my previous hobbies?

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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 8/11/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
My previous hobbies included: running with scissors, playing in traffic, sticking my tongue into the fan blade, and playing good cop/bad cop with my ex. My dissability is Multiple Sclerosis. I can no longer do the things I once enjoyed. Is it possible we found the hidden trigger?

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rhondab
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   Posted 8/11/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Uprightnbreathin!!

VERY FUNNY post!!! Welcome to the board!! U may be onto something...i was always warned about such things...including getting my eye poked out and bleeding to death! hahaha I suspect these things just aren't part of MS tho, but who knows! I"m still being told not to stick my tongue to frozen flag poles and i have these funky symptoms that look like ms. Hummmm...maybe i'm bringing them on??

I hope u continue to have such a fun attitude about this and all parts of life! This is a great site with some wonderful people. I hope u find the support and answers u may need here and will feel as comfortable as we all do. We have live chats on Monday nights at 6:00pm each week. We'd love to have u join us! It's a great chance to get to know the other members and get some real time answers to u'r questions as well. Again, welcome to the board and thanks for giving us all a good chance to just laugh!
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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 8/12/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
rhonda,
Thank you for the greeting to this board! I am also curious as to the many things I get to look forward to with this Dx. I just hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is not another darn train!

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   Posted 8/12/2007 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Uprightnbreathin,
Nice to hear from you. It is so good to laugh! You really made me feel good. I think with this dx laughter is the only thing that helps you forget about it, don't you think? I try to make light of it too, its the only way i learned acceptance i think. Well good to meet you. Take Care and hope to hear from you soon.
Lynn
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   Posted 8/12/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Upright,
 
   I got such a kick out of your post, thank you!  You seem to be handling the news well, have you been diagnosed long?  We'd love to hear more about you and get to know you better.  Please feel free to share or ask any questions, we have a great supportive group here. 
 
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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 8/12/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Kimber,
Thank you for the greeting! I have beed dx'd in January of this year. Problems leading to the dx for eleven months prior. I have had three relapses since my dx. I have had quite a ride since. Unable to work as much as needed, paying only 1/4 of my bills and ofcourse now I am in trouble with child support. I have lost my license (child support), know I can't walk far so I turn to my mountain bike for transportation. This was not the answer as I have found out. I am still healing from the garage incident (hit a garage while riding down an alley). I know life can only get better...lol I have been on Rebif 44mcg 3x/week. Waiting to see if this "O.N." is about to go away.

Buckeye
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   Posted 8/15/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
So nice to hear a sense of humor on the board, very refreshing.
While I don't see how your prior hobbies gave you MS. However if you have ever covered you hand with Elmer's Glue, that is a different story.
I use to peel it off then roll it into a ball and throw it in the fan. If you would like to know my techniques let me know, Happy to Share.

Welcom

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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 8/16/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Buckeye,

Out of my previous hobbies, about all I can do now that I have M.S. is stick my tongue into the fan blade. Funny as that was my least favorite. I would like to find some new hobbies. Any ideas from anyone?

Shawn

Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 9/5/2007 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone? Any ideas for new hobbies?

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   Posted 9/5/2007 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to weave, but can't manipulate the treadles anymore on a floor loom, so have taken up building dollhouses from kits, and "rehabbing" dollhouses that others have discarded.  And now I bought a small table loom, but haven't figured out how to work it yet.
 
(Or are you looking for joke hobbies..like the sticking a tongue in a fan thing?)
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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 9/5/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I find now that I have no hobbies. I used to enjoy hunting. That requires alot of walking. I am not good with that anymore. I am sure that now it would wipe me out as well. I could not see me working on dollhouses. Good idea tho. Thank you.

(I never did stick my tongue into the fan blade. Good thing.....when I was a kid they had metal blades.)

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   Posted 9/5/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Upright,
 
    New things are always hard to come up with when you're used to certain activities.  Maybe you could try swimming or stationary bicycling?  What about reading or doing puzzles?  Computer games?  There's some really neat hunting games out that might interest you, not totally the same as real hunting but you might like something like that tongue
 
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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber,

I do like computer games. I would not be good at the swimming or bicycling these days. I will go to my parents house to mow their lawn (regular city lot) and I am unable to mow more than 3/4 of it before I am totally wiped out. Puzzles sounds like more of a possibility now that I am getting older as well.
Shawn

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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Start writing a book about your life...... Thats what I'm doing..... before i forget what my life was like... LOL... Take a computer apart and put it back together .... I do this also.... It's a good thing an ambulance gets me were i'm going, and my job accomadates me when needed, if I couldn't do 911 calls I would go insane....lol... Good Luck

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   Posted 9/7/2007 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm trying to teach myself Photoshop. I'm slogging thru the manuals but just about when I get to an "AHA!" moment, my brain turns to mush and I need a nap. Then when I'm revived I start all over again. At this rate I should get to Chapter 2 by, oh, maybe 2010. eyes


So I'm not sure if my new hobby is learning Photoshop or trying to remember what I forgot.
Dee

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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 9/7/2007 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Dee,

Man.....you scare me!! I would never attempt photoshop! I know about photoshop very little..... that is all I ever want to know about it. You are brave!.... and scary......lol

Shawn

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   Posted 9/7/2007 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Dee

I LOVE Photoshop and did just what u'r doing...er i'm STILL doing what u'r doing. Photoshop is a very full product and it's quite a job to take on...teaching it to u'rself. I picked up a book a few years back that helped a lot. "Teach Yourself Photoshop VISUALLY" Just pick up the version relevent to u'r copy of Photoshop and try it out. For me seeing things done helps SO MUCH. I can usually do it if i can see it...but following written directions is really hard. I can't seem to remember what i've read. This book literally shows u how everything is supposed to look, one little step at a time. U should be able to pick up a copy at any good bookstore, but if not, let me know and i can get u the publishers info. Have fun with u'r project...it's a great program!
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tkelly3287
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   Posted 9/8/2007 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I am seriously looking for a good hobby! I love the idea of doll house b/c I have a little girl and would love to make one for her day (like my grandad did for me!) What else is out there?? I used to knit but my hands are way too shaky for that now. I would write a book but I fear it would be too boring.....

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   Posted 9/8/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Uprightnbreathin, nono

I think you're really onto something here; your disability is definitely due to your previous hobbies, particularly running with scissors.

I think for sure my disability is due to my previous hobbies.  These included knocking things over, tripping on things, misplacing things, losing things, forgetting things, and my personal favorite, walking into walls.  Not to forget losing my balance and walking into people while trying to carry the shopping basket, then hearing my husband say, "Do you know how many people you've walked into since we've been in here?" (Gently trying to remind me that I'm doing it again.)
 
I haven't been able to pursue these hobbies for quite awhile due to my extreme fatigue, but I still enjoy tripping over my words, and of course walking into a room and completely forgetting why I'm there. 
 
As a kid, I used to do a lot of bike riding.  I particularly enjoyed falling off my bike, and getting my hand caught in the spokes of the moving bicycle wheel.  That's probably why I developed the slowly neurological disorder, Essential Tremor (postural and intention tremor).  It's good because I don't have to move my hand when sprinkling sugar into my coffee -- it moves all on its own.    
 
All joking aside, I really enjoyed reading your post, along with the responses that followed.  You have a wonderful sense of humour!
 
Seriously though, I recently installed Microsoft Money 2006 onto my PC so that I could try to manage my finances better.  The only thing is that I seldom have the engery to try to "teach myself" any new computer programs, but I'm still trying!  Perhaps try the easy way to have your photos online like I do:  When you get your photos processed at the store, get them to put the photos on a CD as well, then all you have to do is insert the disc and they're on your computer!
 
yeah


 ~ Carrie J
 
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Post Edited (Carrie J) : 9/8/2007 9:26:17 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 9/8/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Carrie

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA.....VERY FUNNY POST!!!! Kudos to u for such a fantastic sense of humor in spite of some truely aggrivating and painful symptoms...to say the least. My prayers and thoughts are with u friend. Thanks for the laugh!!
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Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 9/9/2007 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Carrie,

Thank you for the thumbs up with this post. Glad it did something for you! I do have to wonder if this has a simple trigger such as running with scissors, or the like.

mesea
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   Posted 9/10/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
my favorite hobby was aggravating my brother.  That may have been a possible trigger cause mama always said  don't cry to me when he give you a knot on your head.  I loved aggravating him devil devil   :-) maybe he gave me one knot too many.  hahahahaha just kidding he never hit me on the head just aggravted me back. devil devil
 
yeah   :-) smurf scool :-) devil devil devil devil devil
 
Sheila

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   Posted 9/10/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
messa,

Your brother probably said, "Mom, Sheila's bugging me!!!" We heard that line a lot in my family.

Thanks for a good laugh, Sheila.
 ~ Carrie J
 
Fibromalgia; Chronic Back Pain-Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Disc Disease; Interstitial Cystitis; GERD; IBS; Depression; Essential Tremor; undiagnosed auto-immune disease


Uprightnbreathin
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   Posted 9/10/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Mesea,

I grew up with no brothers.... so that can't be a possibility. I have an older sister that would annoy me tho?? Hmmm.

Shawn
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