Sunday, 22 January 2012

More things I've learned from MS

  • The trouser/knicker shuffle... lifting ball then heel of foot to put clothes on whilst standing up
  • Don't lean over standing up if you have balance issues, you may topple head first
  • If you're going down the stairs holding both rails and stumble let go, otherwise you'll hurt your shoulders
  • Leave extra time - little things take longer
  • Little things are legion... putting on jewellery, putting in contacts, doing your hair, doing your make up
  • If your memory is poor make lists... you don't want to leave the house without your trousers on!
  • Exercise - keep yourself in good shape, even if it is only stretching and moving your joints
  • If you're inclined to stiffness set reminders to get up during the day and change position