It has been awhile since I have posted anything about how I am doing (the "my experiences with MS" portion of the blog). So, I thought I would post a quick update.
Overall, I have been feeling pretty good lately (which is, in large part, why I haven't posted about my condition). I am still experiencing some numbness in my toes/feet, but I barely notice it (so I am either used to it or it is very slight). I have been trying to be better about working out and utilizing our unfinished basement for this. Monday, I did a few exercises and ended up feeling very tingly, but the sensation subsided once I had cooled down. Also, the L'Hermittes flared up during/after the "workout," but I did not notice any symptoms at all on Tuesday.
I mentioned earlier that I played volleyball for the first time since my diagnosis a couple Sundays ago and it went well overall. I did notice some worsened symptoms toward the end, but I think I was able to stay cool enough that it didn't get bad. Yesterday, I played volleyball a second time and cannot say that I noticed any "flare-ups" at all during or after playing!!! I am going to start playing regularly on a league in town and am hopeful that I can continue to play without experiencing any significant symptoms.
My husband and I tried out the Yoga for MS dvd the other weekend and, although I was sore the next day, I am not a huge fan of yoga. I don't really get into the "spiritual," meditation aspect and I don't really understand all of the breathing techniques. I know many people really like yoga and most people say great things about it, but it just isn't my style.
I took tonight off, but plan to do some sort of exercise 4 to 5 times per week. I was pretty sore after my "workout" on Monday and realized that I am, apparently, VERY out of shape! So I will continue exercising in the basement and trying to do yoga.
So that is the news with me - mostly good stuff going on. Can't complain too much!
On another note, next week (March 14 - 20) is MS Awareness Week and the National MS Society is currently promoting its MS = campaign. Check it out and consider participating in the campaign to spread awareness. Use your social media outlets, such as facebook and twitter, to tell people what MS means to you.