They're Yours For Life

No, I'm not talking about children. 

If you can quiet your conscience, you can get rid of your chilren at age 18. 

You can even euthanize your cat or dog if you really want to be alone.

But, you can't really ever get rid of the damage the CPni has caused to your nerves.  Your body will try and repair the damage, but the repaired areas will never be as "good as new" and they will be susceptible to occasional malfunction.

I got a reminder of that the day after President's Day this year.  Much as happened last year on Martin Luther King Day, I sat down in my chair at work and after a while felt the need to get up and go to the bathroom.  Unfortunately, I found that after I had secured my computer, my brain could issue the command to stand, but nothing below my waist was listening. 

Based on what happened to me the previous year, I just relaxed and hoped that my legs would start working before my bladder won the day.  They did.  I logged back into my computer to pass the time and after about fifteen minutes of sitting calmly and reading news stories off the internet, I was able to stand (and then almost run) to the bathroom.

Even if they temporarily resolve, your neurologic deficits are yours for life.

 

 

Comments

Drat; I was hoping for a

Drat; I was hoping for a limerick. I've missed them. Wink

Well, anyway, I tend to agree with you, sort of, kind of, a little bit.  While the nerves may learn new tricks, find new pathways, compensate over time, nothing is ever going to be quite as good as those neural pathways developed when we were babies, learning everything for the first time, etching those movements and memories into our brains and muscles. 

But, the occasional glitch is acceptable, considering the alternative we were all headed for. 

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Sorry sbout the limerick,

Sorry sbout the limerick, That is reserved for the times when my brain is not still fighting a "last stand" against the CPni.

CAPi for M.S. 8/2007 - 3/2009.  Twentieth pulse metronidazolei + INHi completed 3/12/2009.  Intermittent treatment thereafter until 11/20/2009.  

I can wait.   No, really.  I

I can wait. Cool  No, really.  I can wait. 

A few years ago, I started putting my affairs in order, stopped buying anything but immediate necessities and wrote a list of bequests.  These days are different.  Better.  Looking forward to a long and productive life.

May your whit return quickly, hd.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi