Hope you are well.
I have been a good MSer this year.
Listed below are some things I would like for Christmas……
I end up kicking the soap with the foot skills of a soccer player to get it into the proper position for me to bend over & pick it up.
My feet get cleaner than the rest of me!
Cane Tip- Yes, the rubber end of my cane. I walk so slow, yet the tip of my cane wears out so fast. What gives? I need something like a radial tip! I even rotate it—twisting it around so it wears evenly. How pathetic!
The Cure- Not an MS cure. “The Cure”, the band.
Seriously, I don’t anticipate a cure in my lifetime, I just hope for the sake of our kids they don’t have to go through what we do!
Velcro Shirt- Santa, how ’bout a dress shirt with velcro fasteners, instead of buttons!
Cripes, the other day, it took me over 15 minutes to button a dress shirt. When I was done–my hands & fumble-fingers were friggin exhausted!
“I’m Not Deaf–I Have MS” t-shirt- Why do people talker louder & slower to me? I am in a wheelchair–NOT on the short bus!
Fashionable Bowling Shoes- Not to bowl in—to walk in! Some good sliders. I shuffle when I walk, so bowling shoes would work great!
Most shoes grip the floor like cleats on a football field.
I end up doing so many face plants, the shine on my head is from floor wax!
All-Weather Rollator- I would love a rollator that comes with a heated seat and anti-lock brakes for winter walking….
…yet, has a beverage cooler for those hot, summer days!
Bed Ejector- Lately, getting out of bed has been difficult. With full-body spasms & muscle tightness, I claw & scramble like a bug on its back. A bed ejector would launch me to my wobbly feet!
G-Force Toilet Seat- Exerting downward g-forces would make going potty so much easier! (And make me feel like Tom Cruise in “Top Gun.”) I gotta go, but I can’t…”Maverick, let’s do a barrel roll to get the flow started!”
Waist-band GPS- Because you don’t know when—you might as well know where!
Pants with a built-in GPS would tell you where the nearest bathroom is located!
Guaranteed, you’ll never leave home without it!
So Santa, that is what I want for Christmas this year.
Please tell Rudolph and Mrs. Claus I said hi. Thank you.
My Odd Sock
P.S. I will leave cookies & milk for you!