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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: YOUR PATH
vertical line Posted on Sep.11.2012 @ 08:42AM EDT by starduster

This is your journey, and yours alone.
Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
(From: Spiritual Awakenings.com)

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.11.2012
08:46AM EDT 
vertical line Take a car, or horse cart.
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Reply from starduster
Sep.11.2012
09:11AM EDT 
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I cant walk so well anymore.  Peripheral neuropathy from a herniated disc limits me greatly. 

I used to love to hike for miles with the dog.  Now I have to rest after about every 200 yards.  Also I do not do so well on hills, especially if carrying anything, like a pack.

At first it only affected my feet, especially at rest, but now it is a tightness or stiffness that goes above the knees.  My feet are numb.

Got any ideas, Woodsman ?

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.11.2012
09:17AM EDT 
vertical line rest

massage

companionship

warmth

stretch

wheelchair
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Reply from starduster
Sep.11.2012
10:01AM EDT 
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rest

massage

companionship

warmth

stretch

wheelchair
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Thanks !!  They all look good, except that last one.

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.11.2012
10:24AM EDT 
vertical line oh, well, I can push it out of the way
take off the foot rests and pull up on the seat to fold it up
and stash it in the closet

just frequent rests in a recliner, or rocking chair then

and touch/massage therapy is great!
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Reply from esoteric
Sep.11.2012
11:53AM EDT 
vertical line I'm sorry to hear about the physical problems, Don. Woodsy's ideas do look helpful. Actually, you might enjoy an ATV (an electric one, if you can afford it...less noisy). They have hand brakes and thumb throttle, so no problems with foot controls.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.11.2012
12:28PM EDT 
vertical line Life is a minestrone
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Reply from football
Sep.11.2012
01:32PM EDT 
Email football
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.11.2012
03:39PM EDT 
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treeman or woodswoman
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Reply from football
Sep.11.2012
03:57PM EDT 
Email football
vertical line Am I (will)be like the forum or is the forum like me? Now, you are speaking my language...;)
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.11.2012
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Reply from boymonk
Sep.11.2012
08:48PM EDT 
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treeman or woodswoman


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Reply from starduster
Sep.12.2012
04:57AM EDT 
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Quote: "I'm sorry to hear about the physical problems, Don. Woodsy's ideas do look helpful. Actually, you might enjoy an ATV (an electric one, if you can afford it...less noisy). They have hand brakes and thumb throttle, so no problems with foot controls. "
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Thanks.  Im not that bad off yet, Im just not sure how bad it will get.  The muscles of my feet and legs still work, I just cant feel them as well.

The thing I really miss is not being able to go out dancing as much as I used to.  I can still dance, as long as I can keep track of where my feet are, because I cant feel them.  Whirling and twirling is out of the question as I will fall down.

When I operate the foot controls of the car its not so much that I feel the pedals, but rather that I feel what the car is doing.  Not really a problem.  Driving by the seat of my pants a bit more literally, thats all.

I do have an electric scooter with a nice big basket on it for short trips to the store, to save on gas.  I can ride it to the store, up and down the aisles, through the check stand, and part way home.  Its not strong enough to carry me and a load of groceries uphill, so I have to walk it part way home.

Life is a process of adapting and readapting as we go along.  Thats okay.

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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.12.2012
08:51AM EDT 
vertical line Truth's g g g good news ... nyom nyom ...
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Reply from sit_teh
Sep.17.2012
08:40PM EDT 
Email sit_teh
vertical line Sometimes, words are disparaging even those that are not. Just to walk is the best answer.
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Reply from starduster
Sep.18.2012
04:07AM EDT 
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Quote: "oh, well, I can push it out of the way
take off the foot rests and pull up on the seat to fold it up
and stash it in the closet

just frequent rests in a recliner, or rocking chair then

and touch/massage therapy is great!
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Ive got a rowing machine kind of exerciser.  I do better when I do 120 or more reps a day on that thing.  Its like I can pump myself back up again when I get deflated.

Also just got an air pump leg massager that I havent tried yet.  It has high boots and separate bands that go around the upper legs, which inflate and deflate alternately to provide a massaging action. 

I also go to the Chiropractor and get a massage once a week, due to injury in a car accident in Dec 11.  The insurance pays for it.  My massage thereapist is really into Zen, has participated in Zen Centers in Seattle and elsewhere, and is planning to start one here in our little town.  Ive offered to help in any way I can with that.

Im not attracted to her, but I think she asked me out.  Women are funny about that.  She didnt ask me to go to a concert thats coming up, but asked me if I was going.  As it happens I have to work, but Im not interested in dating anyone.  I have everything I need internally with the Spirit and Im sticking with that.  Self sufficiency.  Simplicity.  Longevity.  When I die Im going home to the Void, and the Spirit.  What more could I want ?

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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.18.2012
05:15AM EDT 
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vertical line Having work is good.
Having work and having friends is better.
If you want nothing then nothing will happen.
My suggestion is to be friends or friendly.
But, I'm a silly romantic at heart ... haha
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