Often Awesome: Episode 32
Wow! Heart breaking, sobering, inspiring, phenomenal > whatever your take on Tim's video, many of the PALS I interact with are in a similar condition and the rest of us recognize we may be there someday. So after my recent clinic visit and now nine months since diagnosis, figured it was a good time to update what my days are like.
- 7am - Wake up, shower, dress > I can roll to my sides but Gina has to help me sit up and get to the shower. I can stand with the hand grips and wash my hair, some days I can the soap. I shave using an electric razor and brush with electric toothbrush. G dresses me for the day, shorts and T shirts for summer.
- 8am - Breakfast, helpers > Usually before she leaves for work I get morning meds ( mostly supplements), a cup of coffee through a straw and cereal for breakfast. Good news is I can still eat and drink all foods and I still feed myself. The home health ladies arrive during my quiet reading and prayer time.
- 9am -noon- TV, computer > Morning First Take on ESPN2, Quick Pitch on MLB Network maybe some jazz or gospel music depending on the mood. Facebook, updating fantasy team lineups, reading other blogs and alsforums.com keep me busy most mornings. Restroom trips require assistance from the ladies; they get to unwrap the package and handle clean up on aisle five! Not sure I'll ever get used to private parts being public parts but I don't really have that choice so I try to make the best of it.
- noon -5pm.- lunch, Jeopardy! > All those years in fast food means I still eat a late lunch, then it's reading or maybe a movie. We get in the range of motion exercises to keep me limber and most days a power nap. Then the hilight of the afternoon, Jeopardy at 4:30, I'll take Morons for a thouusand Alex.
*** It took me 3 hours 15 minutes to type this blog entry.