I have had a lot of curve balls thrown my way, sometimes snowballs and other times boulders. I think there have even been a few bouncy balls thrown in the mix which account for all the face plants I’ve had with the floor. But the floor and I have an agreement, and as long as I give it a hug every now and then, all is good between us.
I think the walls get a little jealous though. I have started to notice this more and more lately. Today I decided to give the walls a hug because I didn’t want to leave them out of the loop. But do you know what happened? As soon as the walls got all the love, the furniture showed its true colors and got a bit miffed.
It seems I can’t win. I try to spread the love around, but sometimes it runs a bit thin. I admittedly have fought back with each of them, but just so you know, that doesn’t work. They are all hardheaded and stubborn.
I have found the only thing that deters the floors and walls from attacking me are when I’m using a cane, walker or wheelchair. It seems the walls are not too fond of them. I still run into walls from time to time and trip over the floor, but I do those things much less than in times past.
It’s not a bad thing to use a walking aid to help you get around. You’re not giving in to MS or giving up on life if you need something to help you walk across a parking lot, get around the office, or manage in the house. They are simply tools you use to get from place to place.
When I make my way down the hallway using my tool, the floors don’t drag me down anymore. It’s amazing. The walls don’t even seem to notice I’m there. I can even make it down the entire hallway without one high-five from the walls. The furniture leaves me alone too. And my daily collection of bruises are much less.
My daily tool – a wheelchair – saves my body energy and the possibility of getting into a fight with the floors, walls and furniture. I may get around a bit differently than I did in times past, but I’m still moving. Nothing, not even MS, will stop me. Not today and not tomorrow. Don’t let it stop you either.