Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Out For a Walk!
Would this be a fabulous place to walk everyday? I would love it! I have to say that I am a dog lover, in our neighborhood almost every house has a dog or two! No big deal unless they are lunging at their fence trying to have you for breakfast There is one young fellow in his early thirties and he has 3 rotweilers. He can hardly control them. I kid you not picture the dogs on their leashes and he is running behind almost on his tiptoes, he pulls on the leashes that he has wrapped around his hand and I swear they go faster, A twig snaps, yes under my foot, they stop and I am thinking show no sign of fear, no sign of fear, and they come barrelling down the street, uh hu they are coming, should I run. Then I thought, theres no way I could outrun a turtle, let alone a pack of killer dogs! As they got to me I put out my hand and they about knocked me down with all their affection. Lord I am just out for a walk. And the guy says, "SSSORRREE ABOUT MMMMMY DDDOGS." Now I want to say I am not making fun of anyone that stutters, I know how serious of an issue it can be, anyway for whatever reason I knew I was gonna start laughing, thinking to myself, your sorry about the dogs, I am sorry about them too. And down to the ground I go, losing all muscle control due to my cataplexy. The man is leaning over my face and is saying," aaaaree you oookay?" I could not respond, one of the dogs was licking my face, now trust me thats a picture, have you ever looked up the snout of a rotweiler as this big long tongue licks my face. Finally I was able to get up with a bruised elbow, a wet face, no dignity left whatsoever to tell him that yes I was fine! I was thinking to myself, "Please don't say anything or I will fall down again!" Luckily all went well, and I was able to make it home safe and sound, I put the key in my door and my neighbor from next door yells, "Howdy Neighbor, and yes you guessed it, Down I tumble off my 3 steps because this time I was startled! My neighbor came running over, waited a couple minutes and then helped me off the ground. I quickly sat in a chair in my yard, trust me I have them scattered all over in every little nook or cranny. He says Cinner I am so sorry I did not mean for you to have one of your spells, r u ok. OH yes I am okay, just trying to get in the house, then I told him what had happened earlier and he says, you must be overtired. I looked at him and said, 'YOU Think? I knew I must be because they are only bad like that when I am, otherwise due to medications my head just slumps forward. Anyway I finally get into my house and I am alone. Safe and sound, and off to bed for a much needed rest. ....The moral of my story is that sometimes I have the best of intentions to do things, like exercise, I could have really hurt myself badly tumbling off the stairs, but I can't live my life on what ifs, so I have a rest and tried again later...All was well. The above is a true story, living my life with cataplexy. ...Tomorrow I am getting all my exercise stuff up and start doing something in the house. Small steps I guess! I had said I would post a picture of all of it today, but I was a little wore out!....P.S. Be aware of a little man with 3 rottweilers and a noisy neighbor! Goodnight! Mote to self...keep seeing the humour in all this! note to self...It really is no laughing matter...Note to self....Whatever! Tomorrow is another day.