I am lucky. You might think I am crazy to say this. I am stuck at home, because I can’t drive most days. I have constant pain, tinnitus and balance issues. Still I consider myself lucky.
I read other people’s stories and I don’t have it nearly as bad as many of them. I can still get out of the house. The environment doesn’t constantly attack me and when it does I can take precautions. Earplugs, blue light filtering glasses and my cane are my constant companions. Allergy medication helps with my airborne allergies.
I can shower without using all my energy. Some are not as fortunate. I can even wash my hair. I did figure out that I don’t tip my head backwards when doing so though and somehow I manage to avoid getting water in my ears too. I had to figure out why this task wasn’t a problem for me and I think this is the reason why.
I am thankful that I can travel and still enjoy concerts and games. It’s getting more difficult to enjoy the latter two, especially if I change purses and forget my earplugs. Inconsiderate people smoking pot inadvertently induce migraines for me. I need something to block that.
I am lucky. I live in the good days and the so-so days. I rest on the bad days!
Love, Peace and Light! Rita