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Here goes 'nuthin

Postby chrishasms » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:33 am

I am so happy today because as of March 1st my Medicare kicks in. I have just found out that between Medicare, and my UHC health insurance I am 100% covered for PT with unlimited visits.

On March 1st or shortly thereafter I am going to undergo 6 months of intense rehab and exercise as an experiment to see how much I can get back.

The MRI says the disease is gone and healing, so I'm going to blame my lack of recovery on me. In 6 months if I am no better than now...well at least I know I gave it my all.
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Postby Loobie » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:55 pm

That's great Chris. I'm wanting to do the same myself. My wife just got on at one of the local hospitals. The insurance I SSOOOO much better than what I had. Anything you do in the network of Drs and hopitals and clinics they operate is covered 100%. So I can get free MRI's and all that stuff. So I am going to check into PT as well. My problem is I need so much special equipment, like a recumbant exercise bike for ex, and I just don't have the room, or the money, to put an "MS gym" together. You posting this gave me the idea to check into this, so thanks dude!
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Postby Sharon » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:26 pm

Chris, good luck with the exercise.

I started a strength training program in October - the positives are slow, but I am gaining on it. I finally am able to push 20# on the hamstring curl - can't do it for more than 5 curls at a time , but I am satisfied with the progress. My walking gait has improved, but I still use the WalkAide.

Do not get discouraged - it is slow. I do a Pilates workout twice a week and strength training twice a week - I thought I would have faster results.

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Postby Loobie » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:37 am

That slowness is the hardest part for me to adjust to since I used to work out so hard before I had MS and during my 'first trimester'. I need to get over that though. I've been saying it for about two years now and I just need to bite the bullet and get up and do it.
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Postby Jamie » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:34 pm

Good to have you back Chris.

The fight is back.
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