Monday, June 20, 2016

Myelitis illnesses

Daniel Wilson, professor of history, is quoted extensively in an article about the history of polio and its impact on the country.
Patients "should think about what they can do in a day as a line, DeMayo said.  The goal is to work up to that line, but not past it....  They end up really getting into a situation where they overdo it and cause increased pain and weakness and then they may have a period where they just can't function and then they have to rest.  Then they get frustrated with their level of inactivity (while) resting," he said.  "A lot of times it's an issue of just being smart and budgeting how you do things and what you do in order to get the most done during the day." 
... "The best thing you can do," Nick Hovemeyer added, "is when you feel your legs getting weak, rest.  Sit down and rest.  Stop what you're doing.  And that helps."
The same applies to myalgic encephalomyelitis.  Do Not Pass The Line.
The article also quotes Dr. Bruno.