yea, i'm the 'idealist teacher' personality type so i guess sharing knowledge is my deal haha - i teach many things
whoops i did not answer your swimming question before.. i have been out of the habit lately but when i go i do a kilometer (40 lengths) and i'm just trying to get the time down - i'm SO SLOW, 40 minutes and my one friend i used to swim with could do it in under 20 :S sigh. i like to go two or three times a week but i don't have any local swimming buddies right now and i am not good at going by myself. i totally should though, i know there would be a bunch of regulars in there that i would end up getting to know... hmmm...
anyway i do hope your son joins the forum. it's a great place (no bias here
yes i do feel like i have the ms under control. but i have some permanent damage and that's that. i have 'stocking and glove' neuropathy. so, mild numbness in the hands and feet. thankfully my position sense came back during the 'klenner' protocol, and i can play guitar again WHEW!!!
anyway, yea when i exert myself and my core temp goes up, i lose functionality. for example when i get out of the pool after swimming a 40 lengths, yep i do have trouble walking for a few minutes.
also, if i stop taking my supplements, things go squirrelly. i abused myself with poor nutrition (vegan) for 15 years, and i'm only 4 years into trying to do things right. [eek it's my 4 year anniversary soon :S ] anyway i figure i need to give myself a little more time to build back up.
and i will also be looking into the CCSVI thing down the road - my dx attack came right after a major snowboarding whiplash headsmash... no helmet.. possible vein smusher? we'll see
anyway, here's hoping your son can find some optimism here at TIMS, if not from me, from the interesting developments in CCSVI
take care kats,