I watched 100 meters on Netflix recently. It is a foreign film about a man diagnosed with MS when he is 35 years old. It is the most accurate depiction of having MS in terms of how it affects individuals and the toll it takes on the family members involved. The story is very inspiring as the man who is diagnosed in the film starts out being a couch potato. He goes on to be an Ironman athlete amongst other things (marathoner, triathlete). It is a very humorous film also focusing on the challenges of living with MS on a daily basis. I have lived with MS since I was 21 years old and I am now 53. I had a very bad flare this summer from overextending myself in every way. I am still recovering from this flare that started in August. This film was just the thing I needed to watch to get re-inspired for my next chapter with MS. It is a beautifully touching film and I highly recommend it. My 2 sisters Sally and Karla have been instrumental in helping me recover this time. Family love and support is key for managing this disease on a daily basis! I am so grateful to my immediate family!
The reason this film had such an impact on me is also I think because I was a high performance athlete in my youth. I do need to set new goals myself to get in better shape this year. I want to get back to regular swimming and I would like to start running again. I am shooting for next spring to run because I am not yet walking to work. I am cooking again for myself and I do an excellent job of making healthy food. I am back to drinking green smoothies in the morning. I like Brooke Goldner’s recipe for green smoothies. I hope if you have MS you are taking good care of yourself. MS necessitates good self care. You will do better managing your disease if you implement good self care. Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. If you need some help with your health, please book an appointment with me. Dr. Robin Vinge Parallel Wellness 4032321283