Good morning fellow journeyers. I haven't written a blog in a while. Seems I haven't had any pearls of wisdom to share recently. Actually, I guess in some ways that is a good thing. I haven't really had any major issues with the day to day routine. When things go smoothly with health issues, we sometimes even forget that we have this disease. Those moments are blissful. Then with all the hustle and bustle that this season brings, sometimes our symptoms increase due to fatigue. It is said time and time again, but pace yourself. When accepting invitations or scheduling tasks, make sure to put days in between for rest. I just returned from two whirlwind days in NYC. Somehow I forgot to take my own advice. Three Broadway plays in two days and four hours each way in the car is not smart. It took its toll and had me down for the count for a few days. Like the old saying goes. Everything in moderation. So here is my holiday advice. One day at a time, one cookie at a time, one step at a time and many many hugs and kisses from those you love and cherish. Happy Holidays to Everyone. May the new year bring everyone peace and good will.
Lately my electronic foot drop device hasn’t been holding a charge as long as it once did. This has led to many interesting situations of me being stranded without power or a cane.
When I first started using my L300 Plus it would hold a charge for up to 12 hours; these days I’m lucky to get eight. I charge it all night same as always but I think I might need to get a replacement before the warranty is up!
So far I have been stranded at school with its angry carpeted floors, shifty 1st graders and mini furniture and also while out holiday shopping with my family. While at school it was rough as there were some vast distances that needed to be covered through some treacherous terrain. I managed pretty well, never really falling down but there were numerous very close calls involving little people and little furniture. Lucky for me I have long arms and can wall walk whenever I got into a tight spot.
While out shopping the battery died on me and again I was extremely lucky, I was pushing the shopping cart so it wasn’t too bad but I was extremely cautious while walking around anything that might cause a seen if I went crashing into it. I avoided the mirror aisle at all costs; I don’t need any extra bad luck! By the time we made it back to the car I was exhausted.
Having the power go out is one thing but last week my 2 year old son got in between my feet in the kitchen and we both took a pretty good tumble. I was OK...a few bumps and bruises but he thought he killed me. “I BROKE DADDY WAAAAA!” After lying on the floor for a few minutes he saw that I was fine and we got up and carried on with our morning.
I consider myself lucky so far with my struggling batteries and recent falls but I push on!!
Be a warrior today,
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