A year and a half ago I went to a Christmas party wearing my favorite party shirt, which had short sleeves. When I got home I was embarrassed to see all of my bruises in a mirror. It looked like I had been being abused. It was because of my regular falls. If I fell outside, which even use of the walker could not prevent, I ended up bloody. I guess I had delayed the use of the wheelchair too long. By the new year I was in it full-time. In my defense there wasn't much room for either conveyance, as we were undertaking a house renovation.
I had my procedure in August last year. I haven't fallen more than a handful of times since, hardly at all anymore, and though I still use the walker, I am now a member of a gym, and still moving towards walking.
If anybody has been wondering why I stopped updating my tricycle saga, 3 reasons:
1. the chainwheel fell off while I was on an uphill slope. The trike rolled backwards. Before I knew it, I had rolled off the edge of the path into a ravine. At the bottom my machine and I parted, I took a couple of gashes from the brake disks, and landed head-first on a municipal drain thing. The helmet saved my head and the bushes did the rest. I haven't been on it much since.
2. another excuse is the heat we've been having. Indoors it's air-conditioned. But the weather has turned and I have nothing stopping me now. As soon as I get off the antibiotics for my leg gashes, I'll be clipped on again.
3. I joined a gym, and have been going there instead of my usual stuff.
Peripheral to that, Triana (kinestheologista) drove over, put her bike on top of her car, and when she got home it was gone. No reports of people killed or injured by flying bikes, but no bike found.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience
I am not a doctor. Do not take anything I say as medical advice.