Good advice, thank you. I think it is great that you let nothing discourage you and use a stationary bike. You are an inspiration.
I've lived through years of comprehension deficit caused by insufficient vision, this improved for me and continues to do so. Vision provides most of the information to ambulate safely and understand the environment.
My difficulty was getting up and initiating to walk. Touching my legs wiht my hand helped me to locate each one. After a dozen steps I could roll along, besides balance issues, without further problem. I had advice of an orthopedic, over 6 months of physical therapy, continue to get advice from chiropractic and didn't stop improving until last summer.
I have consulted a neurologist, had a huge amount of blood tests, ultrasound of heart function, echo, stress test, MRI of brain and L-spine, the last was a PET full body bone scan and scheduled for an EMG. I'm getting the works. First brain MRI years ago had 4-5 foci suggestive of MS, second brain MRI last month had more foci; impression on this one was demyelination (sp?). TBI symptoms are similar or identical to MS, it is more difficult to sort out what is what. I am 52 years old, additional foci could be normal.
Spotter - is that onother person? I had a trainer showing me what would be of most benefit for me. Freeweight routines I do are safe, the equipment catches the weights should I not be able to. I don't overdo, don't try to impress anyone, I'm beyond that age
Stretching - I don't do enough. Why is streching important to a person with MS?