He is seen in a wheelchair, then he isn’t. He is seen using a walker, but not all the time.

Such inconsistency! Which is it ?

Recognizing my discrepancies, I ask myself if folks don’t sometimes wonder. Is this guy faking it, or what ? Maybe I have some “splainin'” to do.

Well, let me tell you what you’re looking at.

I know. I know. I don’t have to explain anything if I don’t want to, but I want to ! I must look like I’m sending mixed messages. You’re either in a wheelchair or you’re not, right ?

What you are looking at is someone who is , ever so slowly, losing his grip on the everyday things that he used to do — everyday. I can walk, but barely. I can keep my balance, but barely. I can work – this really hurts – but barely.

Shame on me. How I took my everyday capabilities for granted. I miss them, now that they are seriously waning.

It is a life lesson, this fickle disease. Be thankful everyday. The everyday may not always be there.


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