Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Simple Pleasures I Miss
At first glance one can easily see and appreciate how a stroke survivor would miss the obvious things such as walking normally. While I do miss these things it is really the simple pleasures I miss most. Going barefoot, wearing flip flops, freedom of simple movement, wearing shoes other than clunky tennis shoes, slipping on a shirt, putting lotion on my right arm after a shower, making love the way Pete & I used to, taking a quick shower; it is always a 1/2 hour ordeal, minimum. I could go on. If you are at all curious about what difficulties a useless arm can cause, try taping your arm to your torso for 12 hours, that will give you a glimpse. Of course, a useless arm is only half the puzzle.