I am still me. Yeah I might not do what I once did, but I still want to do it.
After my diagnosis (PPMS) I had a few years of not much changing until the last 10 months. No longer can I carry a full cup of tea or coffee, without God forbid spilling it, hoover the stairs nor walk more than a kilometer (0.62 of a mile to us more experienced) without becoming an LMFAO lyric, “Everyday I’m shuffling”.
There comes a time in one’s life when you realize that “you cant”. We are all different in when that is but trust me, when you accept that “you cant” and ask for help your life changes.
Your life changes for the better. Instead of struggling and people wondering “Why?” You get things done with a little help.
It is very difficult to admit to yourself that you need help let alone ask for it without feeling weak. Did Burke feel weak getting Hare’s help, who fed Hawking?
It’s hard to struggle and even harder to ask for help. Asking for help is not weak, it is actually a sign of internal strength. How many times have you heard the mantra “Know your limits”, well its true. Knowing you can’t do something without help is better than struggling alone and failing to do it.
So when I need help to walk any distance, I ask and get the assistance I need cause as Ed Sheeran sings “When you legs don’t work like they used to before”, he could have been talking about me. I do apologise for the use of lyrics.
If YOU think you need help, ASK.
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