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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CranioSacral Therapy, High Cost of Gas and Groceries, and a Heavy Duty Scooter

CranioSacral therapy, anybody heard of it? I think they check your Sacral, the one in your Cranio? OK, I admit it, I don't know much about it, but the people that do seem to have mega confidence in it. Saw a video about how well it was working for this one gal with MS, but she is also taking some pretty big meds, how does she know? Looking to gather as much info as possible, any help here will be a bonus.

We are in what I call empty the freezer mode. We have so much food in there, can't tell what we gots! Pork shoulder yesterday, chicken in the crock pot today, who knows what tomorrow brings. I know food and gas are expensive! We buy all our groceries, and our gasoline with a credit card, pay off the balance at the end of the month. Last few months it's been right around 900 clams, and I only leave the house about every 6 or 7 days! I'm thinking this whole MS thing is saving me a fortune, because if I was out and about too, we'd be broke!

Speaking of travel, considering if it's time to get a scooter, one of those ones they bombard you about on television. Was worried if they came in a size befitting my stature, but I saw this woman the other day, just let me say, I'm fine! Don't need one around the house right now, but things like the grocery store, the mall, and anything that's more than just a quick jaunt, it may be in order. Here's the thing, don't want to get used to certain things, or worse yet, dependent.


Aaron said...

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle way of working on the movement of the bones in the body. A good explanation can be found on my website at or

As most MS issues originate with the nervous system in the head and spine, craniosacral is a great therapy. It releases and smooths the energy flow through those areas which results in improved health.

I had such good results with it in regards to my own MS that I learned how to do it myself. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions about it.

Muffie said...

Getting a scooter was one of the best choices I've made. I bought it in '05, prior to a trip, and I'm still just using it on an 'as needed' basis. I can still walk a little bit, and I just 'wall walk' at home; however, when I go to the mall, or to the nursing home to visit my mother, I use the scooter to preserve my strength. If I were you, I'd definitely check them out, take a practice ride, and consider purchasing one.


zoomdoggies said...

The first time I used power scooter was a revelation. I saw things I never noticed before, because I didn't have to devote all my concentration to keeping my butt off the ground. Now, after a walk or a shopping trip, I was the one who wasn't tired! my Pride Revo went all day on a charge, and came apart to fit in the car without needing a lift or ramp. And it was blue! Sparkly! I admit, I did get used to having energy for other things. I kind of liked that, too.

Diane J Standiford said...

Scooters rock! They help you have energy for other good stuff like work, play, exercise, sex, dealing with the world. The fear of it stealing your independence is bunk! Helps energy flow in brain? Hmmm OK, let us know how that works for ya!

Slammermike said...

I like when we start to empty our freezer. We have been freezing a lot of left overs with the kids away at college.

Scooters are great. Many stores have them there for you to use while you shop. Many supermarkets and Wall-Mart. I've had to use them over the past few years while recovering from ankle surgery.

Herrad said...

Hi Andy,
Check out Mitch's blog post
The other person who has also written about this is Marc @ Wheelchair Kamikaze.