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by cruiserkb
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: cool sleeping surface
Replies: 4
Views: 3366

Re: cool sleeping surface

I have seen that there are fans that pull the cooler air from under the bed and blow it under the sheets. I think Brookstone sells a few. Might help.
by cruiserkb
Wed May 30, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: The dreaded wheelcair
Replies: 9
Views: 2907

Re: The dreaded wheelcair

For me quality of life has improved greatly with the power chair. My energy stays high enough to work and not just collapse when I get home. Don't get me wrong I get out of the chair every chance I get. If I only need to cover short distances I walk with a cane. I often cover 5 or more miles going ...
by cruiserkb
Sun May 27, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: The dreaded wheelcair
Replies: 9
Views: 2907

Re: The dreaded wheelcair

I am not discreaditing the use of power chairs. I am sure if I find myself at that point I will do as much reaserch as I have done for a manual chair. I have just seen some of the affects that a power chair can do. Some Dr's are quick to put someone in a power chair when a manual will work for a whi...
by cruiserkb
Sun May 27, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: The dreaded wheelcair
Replies: 9
Views: 2907

Re: The dreaded wheelcair

I looked up the seat pad that I am using. Here is the website: http://www.varilite.com/products_detail.aspx?prodID=5 I am also using their seat back as well. I use a small back so I can utilize my upper body more. It is less restrictive while turning your upper body to reach for things. Here is the ...
by cruiserkb
Sat May 26, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: The dreaded wheelcair
Replies: 9
Views: 2907

Re: The dreaded wheelcair

MScrusade, thanks for your insight. As to the question of the pad I know that they can be purchased on the internet. I don't have the name of the one I use rite off hand. I remove the labels because I wear shorts alot due to the fact that it gets above 115 deg. F. here. The labels can sometimes rub ...
by cruiserkb
Fri May 25, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Medical Devices
Topic: The dreaded wheelcair
Replies: 9
Views: 2907

The dreaded wheelcair

I have searchd and have not found anything on this topic, so I thought that I would give my thoughts on the subject. First of all don't be afraid to use one. I would follow a few helpfull hints that I can share. If you are able try and keep yourself out of a motorized chair. The proverb " use it or ...
by cruiserkb
Wed May 23, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Does exercise have any effect on MS exacerbations?
Replies: 13
Views: 6858

Re: Does exercise have any effect on MS exacerbations?

I know that if I push WAY to hard I can bring on a excarbation. I find that by keeping the core temprature as stable as posible it helps limit this. I have found that swimming is a good sourse of cardio while keeping the core temp down. Good nutrition will help alot as well. I know when my magnesium...
by cruiserkb
Wed May 23, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: New member in AZ

I have always been in compedative sports. I was a compedative soccer player from age 3 to 19. I have raced every kind of bicycle ever made. I ran compedatively. As an adult I was a compedative soccer coach. I have always tryed to push myself to the limit and then throw myself off. My physical therap...
by cruiserkb
Wed May 23, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member in AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

New member in AZ

Hello everyone. I am new to this website so I thought I would give you a brief bio. I was diagnosed in 2011 but have had symptems tied back to 1995. I have lost all of the vision in my right eye and most in my left. I suffer cognative issues and I am paralyzed from the waist down. I am confined to a...
by cruiserkb
Wed May 23, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: Fitness in a wheelchair?
Replies: 2
Views: 4704

Re: Fitness in a wheelchair?

I have been in a wheelchair for about 8 months now. I have lost function from the waist down. I atend physical therapy once a week for the upperbody only. I also workout everyday with thera bands, hand putty and light weights every day. This helps build upperbody strength and help with balence. For ...
by cruiserkb
Wed May 23, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Veterans and MS
Topic: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability
Replies: 22
Views: 25814

Re: MS_ Veterans - Service Connected Disability

I am going through the process now. I have enlisted the help of the PVA to help with all of the red tape. I was using the DAV but they had too large of a case load to get anything done for me. Discahrged medicaly in 1995. MS diagnosis 2011.