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  • welshr86

    Hey there guys,

    My name is Robert Welsh. I’m 29 years old and currently being treated for my first big flare up of ms at swedish medical center in denver. I don’t have a 100 percent diagnosis as of yet but should shortly. My symptoms started in my hands with numbness in every digit and progressed to lhermittes sign which is very odd for those of you who haven’t experienced it. These signs where followed by a intense brain fog and forgetfulness and week right leg. I’m super optimistic about this. I’m not going to let this thing take me down. I love motorcycles and more specifically dirt bikes. I started my addiction at the age of 8 and eventually got into racing motorcross. Is there any of us out there that still ride? I understand and am okay with the fact that I might need to calm it down a little bit as far as how agressive I ride. But I most certainly not going to give it up completely. Also anyone in the Glenwood springs area? I would love to meet some people and become an activist for us all. How were the early days of you diagnoisis? Any tips for diet?  Thanks in advance for your replys. It's an honor to get answers from such strong minded people. Which all of us are that are dealing with this. 

  • MS_Navigators
    Hello Robert,

     I hope you are able to connect with others who still ride motorcycles here! You can also use this link to find local support groups in your area.

    Below are other links about some of the topics you mentioned in your post:
    Diet, Exercise, and Healthy Behaviors

    Newly Diagnosed

    Advocate for Change

    Best,
    Stephanie, MS Navigator 
  • welshr86
    Thank you
     
  • Steve-Brushy
    I just got diagnosed Feb 2019, but have been having life challenges for years.  They told me I probably had MS for 10 years before.   Anyhow, I like to ride the streets but had to give it up for a while until I learned how to ride differently.  I can't ride as agressive as I did, I had to learn a new way to stop and put me feet down.  I nearly dropped it a few times just stopping at stop signs and the fuel island.  I learned to stop slowly and not trust my left leg, my weak side.  I still ride when the weather is good and I am having a good day.
  • welshr86
    I appreciate the reply. It's great to know your not giving up on riding. I  am never going to give it up. Hope everything else is going well for you. It's nice to know there are other "MotorcycleStrong" people out there.