I go to great lengths to hide any disability from my Multiple Sclerosis.
- I often take days to write a single blog.
- I wear an AFO that assists my gait.
- I have my husband answer questions to hide my garbled words that some call a sentence.
- I have a handicap-accessible home to decrease the number of preventable falls.
- I use texts as a primary form of communication whenever possible.
- I have calendar reminders for virtually everything. Today I have reminders to make a phone call to the disability company, ironically.
- I use products for some delicate issues that are not open for discussion. 🙂
- I blog.
This list could go on for quite some time. I do everything I can think of so I don’t tax myself mentally or physically. Some days it is very effective. Some days? Not so much.
I am currently waiting for the disability company to return my phone call. We have played phone tag for days, and I would like to remove it from my to-do list. You know with Murphy’s Law that if I leave the room at all without my phone, it will ring.
With skill and grace that can only be described as a majestic mess, I lost my phone in mid-air. I watch it in slow motion replay as it slides smoothly from my hand, up through the air. boundless flips as though it is Gabby Douglas competing in the Olympics, and a perfect dismount in the coffee mug. I hate to brag, but I didn’t even spill a drop!
I know that some of you are skeptical of this story. I hear you saying, “Coffee cup? Riightt. In the loo is more like it.” I would provide a photo to substantiate my claim, but I had the insight to rush it to surgery for removal of the battery. I expect recovery to take up to a day, along with possible complications. In the meantime, that cup ‘o joe is not about to be wasted. I think I have earned a break, and I’m off to make some iced coffee. And yes, I will use a mug with a sippee lid.