Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    having to give up things
    hawiian_girl11 posted:

    I have to give up my bi ke. When my neuro asked me what I did to get around other than walk which I can not do right now, I said ride my bike.

    But after he founf out that I wrapped my self around trees 2 times and fell down 2 slopes here in HI he said that I have to give it up. There is a donation thing going on that takes in bikes for HS kids so they have a form of transportation to school. So that is where mine is going.

    IT is aa huffy backwater bike, meant for dry land and wet land .

    It is a 20 yr old bike that looks like brand new. so away it goes and now I have to walk places but only to the library when I get the clearance.

    I am still in cast until march 10 then I will be in a walking cast for a month then in PT for about 3-4 weeks.

    BUt I have had to make some pretty harf decions in the last 6 months.

    I had a piano and had to make a really hard descsion to have to give that up because I caould not play both hands togheter anymore. So I decedied to give it to a firend of mine's son who is studying to be a music therpapist and he is really enjoying it. so that went to a good cause.

    I am sure there will be more I have to give up as this goes on.

    dancer86442 responded:
    It is a shame you had to give up your bike. But, better Safe than Sorry. Rite? Too bad about the piano, too. But, you did good giving these things to PPL who need them. Kudos to you!

    Love Candi
    March 26 Epilepsy Awareness Day Advocate
    hootyowl2 responded:
    I am sorry you had to give up your bike and piano. Ouch. I gave up bikes on my own many years ago because of an old spinal injury and arthritis in my hips. It just made riding unbearable. That I really do not miss.

    However, I could not give up my piano playing. I play at church. I am self taught, but no Mozart or Beethoven. I just enjoy it so much. Even if you cannot play both hands together any more, playing for your own enjoyment is good for you. Even if it aint so good for other people's ears... Exercising your mind and piano playing might have helped you to regain some ability there again? At least it went to a good cause. Maybe they will let you come and take music therapy on the piano ? I hope you can find a way to keep playing piano.


    Helpful Tips

    Make sure no changes are made to your medications…
    This letter has been created by the Epilepsy Foundation to make explicitly sure that no substitutions are made to your prescription without ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    4 of 4 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Epilepsy Center