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by MSKarateka
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US vs Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: US vs Canada

koneall wrote:I don't have a map handy but can assume much of Maine is similar latitude as Canada. I went job-hunting in Maine 30 years ago but nothing resulted.
Yes, it is.
by MSKarateka
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Reading Nook
Topic: Reading At Work.
Replies: 3
Views: 4481

Re:

Hi John,i have tried audio books but have found you have to be listening 100% or you miss bits.I don't know but i also tend to think it's cheating a bit.I'll stick to reading till my eyes get too bad. Talk later,Dave. Most of my reading is done by audio. Some consider it cheating, but it is the onl...
by MSKarateka
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US vs Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: US vs Canada

The state I live in (Maine) has approximately 2x the MS rate than the rest of the country. We tend to be old and we are far from the equator.
by MSKarateka
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 35th parallel
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: 35th parallel

I have wondered about the tanning bed. I live in Maine, which apparently has twice the national rate of MS. I was thinking for winter use and get natural sun in the warmer months.
by MSKarateka
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: College Scholarships wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: College Scholarships wanted.

Thanks for letting me know.
by MSKarateka
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: College Scholarships wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

College Scholarships wanted.

As some of you may remember, I am currently going to college for a double major in Finance and Managerial Accounting. I have 2 semesters left. This year began my diagnosis and treatment. And the expenses... Right now I cannot register for classes next semester, as my account is too high. Overtime at...
by MSKarateka
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first MS symptom?
Replies: 47
Views: 36848

Re: What was your first MS symptom?

Numb feet. Lack of coordination in my legs from the lack of sensory input. They are still numb. But now I can take 2 stairs at a time down like I used to.
by MSKarateka
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peeing my pants in the Walmart parking lot
Replies: 18
Views: 8136

Re: Peeing my pants in the Walmart parking lot

I am not sure if it is my MS, or my large intake of water. But I pee a lot. There have been some close calls. I now make sure I go before I drive any distance. I sweat a ton at work, so I need to be sure to hydrate.
by MSKarateka
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Exercise and Physical Therapy
Topic: MS and Martial Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Re: MS and Martial Arts

Hi MSKarateka, great to see that you are still getting after it without hesitation. To give you some context, I'm a physical therapist assistant who coincidentally has practiced some martial arts, so I would love to weigh in on this. If you are mild enough in your balance deficits to entertain the ...
by MSKarateka
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab)
Topic: Ocrevus questions
Replies: 17
Views: 6703

Re: Ocrevus questions

I have yet to start the infusion process. My insurance company called me with the approval. I never had to call them. I also have Genentech co-pay assistance.
by MSKarateka
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Parents with MS
Topic: Explaining MS to a 3 year old?
Replies: 10
Views: 5912

Re: Explaining MS to a 3 year old?

I have not told my daughter. She is 6. She knows I have a back-infection. I have no idea where she got that from. But I have only had one attack 2 years ago. I am RRMS.
by MSKarateka
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just diagnosed RRMS. What drug should I take?
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: Just diagnosed RRMS. What drug should I take?

Fire him. He is not doing the job you are hiring him to.
by MSKarateka
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in May
Replies: 20
Views: 1783

Re: just diagnosed yesterday; my husband was diagnosed in Ma

If vitamin D plays such a huge role in MS then higher latitudes in and if themselves have little to do with increased rates of MS. It is the decreased natural Vitamin D that goes along with the higher latitudes due to warmer clothes, and less sunlight availability. According to my doctor, Maine (my ...
by MSKarateka
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

Re: Quote of the day

“Any man will be able, after sufficient practice, to accomplish remarkable feats of strength, but he may go only so far and no farther. There is a limit to human physical strength that no one can exceed.”
― Gichin Funakoshi, Karate-Do: My Way of Life
by MSKarateka
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Daily Life
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

Re: Quote of the day

Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back!

Mal