Please enjoy this bloody (seriously) old My Odd Sock. I’m light-headed from loss of blood!
Warning: The following My Odd Sock contains graphic images of blood and gore. The squeamish and those with weak stomachs look away.
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Multiple sclerosis has taken away my feeling.
I have no feeling from my armpits to my toenails.
(And some may add that I am “flat-lining” from the neck up as well!)
Don’t be confused….MS has swiped my feeling—but it also has intensified my feelingS.
Yeah, even cartoons break me up. Turn on the “Rugrats Mother’s Day Special” and watch me blubber like a BP shareholder!
But this isn’t about “feelingS”….it’s about “feeling,” and the lack thereof.
I’m sure you & I are riding in the same boat–as we both share a lackadaisical nervous system.
It’s especially dangerous when handling something extremely hot or frigid cold. By the time the too hot/too cold message takes the Pony Express to reach the brain–our skin looks like a slice of fried bologna!
The hot/cold thing is a problem to be aware of, but not my reason for writing.
I’m most concerned with how I end up with an endless collection of cuts, scrapes, bruises, scratches, wounds, gashes and gouges (Sounds like the sadistic Seven Dwarfs!).
Take yesterday for example. I THINK I scraped my knee when picking up sticks in the backyard.
But I’m not sure.
Or this old wound.
Because my legs scissor together more than a seamstress at JoAnn Fabrics, my big toenail on my right foot routinely goes “left of center” and scratches the heel of my left. My only clue to when this occurred was the faint feeling of blood drying on my skin.
It happens often….But I’m not sure when.
Then, yesterday again, I gouged my toe on something in the shower.
I dropped the soap, leaned over to pick it up, my knees buckled and I tumbled like the gymnast Mary Lou Rotten (NOT Retton–Rotten!) cutting my toe in the process.
Once again, I’m not sure how.
All because I got no feeling.
How about you? Raise your hand and tell me this happens to you too. Are you like me and need a padded body suit?
Maybe we can go together and get a buy-one-get-one deal!
Wishful thinking when you got no feeling.
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