I knew this to be true, i started tripping a lot and was told i had sympathetic nerve distrophy in my foot, going years to Physical Therapy, spending all kinds of money, until one day my PT gal said, has anyone given you an MRI? I think you could have MS. What a relief when they sent me to a neurologist and he told me I had Multiple Sclerosis. For four years i knew something was wrong. The weak right leg, the feeling vibrations in the feet and around my middle. And the fatigue and heat intolerance.
I was so happy to finally find out what was wrong with me. Then comes the fear. Then came the time for me to go online and discover just what MS was. I had, have the Progressive kind of MS, where disability continues, with no relapse, no getting back what i lost. I have two muscles that are paralyzed in my right leg, which explained the drop foot and falling all the time. They made me a foot brace that helps me walk without tripping.
I have to avoid the heat, I have to slow down and take naps to “Refill the Cup”. Stress is like a packman in my brain, eating away at my nerves, the nerves that control my leg.
But i was able to retire at 53, and one day when i was cleaning out my closet, i found my journals from the early eighties when I first moved out to Oregon. I lived like a nomad, in the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon with a group of foresters who did timber inventory for the forest service. I started reading the journals and started to chuckle and decided that I would write a book, which I did. Actually three books, “From the Waters of Coyote Spring”, “Felix and Eve” and “The Arrangement” which are all in one paperback book called “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers aka (SmartyPants).
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