I know this opens up a can of worms!
- Temperature issues
- Fatigue setbacks
- Mobility troubles
- Motivational difficulties
- Attitude predicaments
And the list goes on. All of these issues are opportunities for another post; more information!
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For those of us who live in Alaska or Washington State the comfortable 60 degree whether during this time of the year sets no limits. It’s all about knowing what works for us and acting accordingly. We need to recognize our limits and plan in advance.
I gratefully chuckle about the fact that I can go to church alone without making advance arrangements and I know someone will be willing to happily get my walker out of the car and push me around if I need them to! In reality people are incredible everywhere and will gladly get my walker out of the car.
Before the MS diagnoses, most of us lived our lives serving others. Sometimes now we need to allow others to serve us. There are ways to do both and it can be enjoyable!
I have many wonderful friends in my life and I have learned over the years how to be a great friend myself. Interactions with them bring me such joy!
My husband and I have a ‘date night’ once a week and in addition I make arrangements with my friends to go with me to a bunch of places, one at a time.
My friends are willing to pick me up if I have the need and serve me more by getting my walker out of the car. We go to the movies, school or community plays, lunch, MS support group meetings, MS events, Church and Church activities.
Every event is a blast! It’s so enjoyable being together. No matter what activity we are doing we are talking. We share all of the interesting guess-whats of our lives and I listen to my friends troubles, recognizing MS isn’t the only problem!
Most of my friends are ‘phenomenally aware’; they are totally honest with themselves and we can have real conversations. The greatest service I have to give comes from our time in conversation.
I can use my counseling skills to help them through their problems and in the process I benefit also. Whether we have counseling skills or not, having a listening ear is a wonderful service!
The service I give these days isn’t making and delivering dinner to a sick friend or babysitting their kids, it looks totally different. Every part of my life looks differently in my MS reality but getting out of the house with friends is enjoyable!
How are you getting out of the house? Do you need any assistance or are you independent? Tell me about the benefits you see in getting out of the house!