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by Shorty
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: Vibrating insoles
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Vibrating insoles

For the past decade, I have even found it more difficult to walk on grass let alone cobble stones!
by Shorty
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: OT- POLL
Topic: REVIEW OF SYSTEMS, OT POLL #3, The Eyes
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: REVIEW OF SYSTEMS, OT POLL #3, The Eyes

I can only check one item too.
by Shorty
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: News, Media and misc. OT events
Topic: Mini-meetings are great !!!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2771

Re: Mini-meetings are great !!!!!!!!

I know this post is three years old but the thought of a mini meet would really help deal with the isolation OT causes. There are things I can no longer do with my friends but more important would be a chance to develop a small support group of friends with OT -even just talking to someone else over...
by Shorty
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: OT- "THINGS" that help
Topic: Laser Light
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Laser Light

Occasionally, after leaning, sitting for too long or faced with a curb or slope to negotiate, I experience a gait initiation failure or freezing on the spot. This is similar to the freezing that Parkinson's patients exhibit. I have tried to trick my brain by taking a step backwards or marching on th...
by Shorty
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: OT- "THINGS" that help
Topic: What specifics do you do? Here are mine
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: What specifics do you do? Here are mine

I use a cane to get me up to a point where I am walking fast enough to not need it. Then I just carry it but then it feels awkward as it interferes with normal arm movement. It is still with me though for times I slow down, feel insecure or balance goes. I do the finger wall and furniture walking tr...
by Shorty
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: OT- "THINGS" that help
Topic: The OT Travel / ID Info Card !
Replies: 33
Views: 13287

Re: The OT Travel / ID Info Card !

I could have used this last year when I had trouble getting through security. I was randomly picked to go through one of those scanners where you put your arms up and hold still. It is done in seconds of course, but I didn't have seconds before I was in tremor mode. The screener was convinced that I...
by Shorty
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: New to the forum? post a quick introduction
Replies: 1000
Views: 127259

Re: New to the forum? post a quick introduction

Thanks Gloria, I did get a level 3 rollator with a seat but I think I overestimated my current ability to use it. It has 8 inch wheels and really flies down slopes faster than I do. The manual says not to use the brakes when walking. Hoping to work up to using it. Realize I probably should have gott...
by Shorty
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: New to the forum? post a quick introduction
Replies: 1000
Views: 127259

Re: New to the forum? post a quick introduction

Saw a neurologist yesterday. He felt that I had Two tremors - orthostatic and essential. I really hadn't noticed the ET but he did on the finger to nose movement. Not sure I agree because I make a lot of seed bead bracelets for women in shelters at Christmas and other fine finger tasks without an is...
by Shorty
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: OT- DISCUSSION, Questions, Thoughts and Advice.
Topic: New to the forum? post a quick introduction
Replies: 1000
Views: 127259

Re: New to the forum? post a quick introduction

I'm not sure that I belong here but your forum has helped me more than you will know! I have been having symptoms similar to what you describe for years and not really been able to articulate what was happening. My family doctor's set up is that you are sitting in the examining room when he enters. ...

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