Again, I’m doing this off the cuff rather than to a plan. I’m planning for a plan to emerge I suppose. I like making plans; it seems to make sense and they make me feel safe, all warm and comfy in the knowledge that I have the next day mapped out.
And I’m grateful for that, because managing MS well requires making lots of plans. I’d hate to be fighting a spontaneous free spirit as I decided how and when to pace myself – though of course, I envy people who just ‘do’ things on a whim. It sounds more ‘fun’ but we can’t all be like that, and it would wear me out, MS or not.
I’ve been having a lucky week of it – having been to a wedding in Switzerland where the symptoms stayed in the background. It was fantastic fun, and a lovely, memorable family event. I could imagine myself striding through the mountains, or up to the cable car lifts at least.
One odd thing on the final day: starting with my left thumb, all of my digits went numb and tingly. It was a reminder. ‘I’m still here’, says MS, ‘and I’ve got more surprises’. Sensation returned within two hours, before I really got into formulating the plan for not being able to feel your fingers.
Now it is time to make tea. I will save my diet plans for another blog. We all deserve plates full of comfort cake but there is none that is calorie free!
(I am in training for the MS walk on September 28, and will use this blog to keep track of my training – done, as all things happy and worthwhile things are, with my lovely Ben.)
5k walk – five laps of the rec, plus there and back