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Multiple Sclerosis, Physical Therapy, and Scanning Family Slides

Posted Jun 13 2009 12:38am
2 weeks of therapy in the bag, my back hurts a little bit, I'm profoundly tired, and I'm not sure it's been long enough to have an informed opinion on the benefits/harm of said therapy. I feel like that teenage wizard dude, the one my father calls Harvey Porter, when the bones in his one arm turned to rubber. My right hand isn't worth too much right now, I'm hoping that gets better, eventually. I haven't decided what I think of some of the methods used, maybe I just don't get it. I'm not sure if my Squiggle Wiggle pen is going to help me, or break my foot when I drop it on my toes!

I was at the therapist the other day, sitting in the waiting room, when an elderly woman came out from the therapy room. She was trying to put her coat on, it was about 25 degrees outside and snowing. She was having a hard time getting her second arm into its sleeve, she had he coat all twisted around. After her third try, I stood and offered to help her. She was able to get the coat on easily, thanked me, and gave me a hug. Small things that make you feel good. There was another elderly woman in the waiting room and when the first woman left, she came over and gave me a hug too! She also apologized because when I first came in and sat down, she got up and moved because I made her uncomfortable! I decided it was time to shave my winter beard off and look less like a mountain man so I would stop scarring old ladies!

I just finished scanning my parents slides, all 3,700 of them, oh how I need to get a life! It was actually fun, I thought I had seen them all over the years, but I was wrong, and I'm really glad I was. I had forgotten what a cute kid I was! There are a couple of slides that the camera must have been broken, it made my head look huge! I will in a few weeks start the same thing with the in laws slides, the ones yhe wife said didn't exist. I know more about her family than she does. I look forward to seeing all the pictures of her when she was a little girl, she's 47 today by the way. Happy birthday baby! I bought an Epson photo scanner for $100, split 3 ways with the brother and sister. Having done that many slides, I wish I had told them it was $100 a peice!
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