Catching my balance

I haven’t been blogging much lately, and I think it’s because I don’t think I have anything interesting *enough* to write about. But maybe that’s not for me to decide… maybe I just write what I want to write because it’s my blog (i.e. nobody is paying me to write it). How does that sound?

So here’s a snippet for today. This kind of thing happens to me on a regular basis; so regular that I usually forget about it each time and move on. I have MS, and with MS comes balance issues. Shortly after I was first diagnosed in 2009 a physical therapist caught me saying “I keep losing my balance” and he corrected me with this: “You caught your balance. You didn’t fall.” I thought this was a much more positive way to express what was happening, and I’ve used that phrase ever since. Now, sometimes I do actually lose my balance, and tumble to the floor, but that doesn’t happen nearly as often.

This morning I was heading to the living room with my cup of coffee and as I stepped into the room I decided to turn on the light, requiring me to reach ever so slightly to my left to flip the switch. That turned out to be too much movement on too short notice. My entire body started to wobble and sway and I could feel very quickly that I was about to go down. But just then I grabbed the wall with my left hand, held tight to the coffee in my right, and remained standing on my two feet!  I caught my balance (and only spilled a few drops of coffee)! Seriously, picture little ole me, casually walking along, stopping, turning to the left, then suddenly lurching side to side, forward and back, in a desperate attempt to stay vertical. I felt like I was dancing to ska music, but without all the legwork.

I found the whole thing to be quite comical, but since there was no one around to laugh with me, I am sharing it here with my readers 🙂 Have a beautiful day folks, and may you always keep your balance.


Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!
Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down!

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