I recently went shopping for shorts. A rather unremarkable. Never did I think of fastenings-color, cut, style…buttons. But, there I was, luckily, decided to try them at home…I was beat. This, yet another symptom of Ataxia (cerebellar atrophy) I have always been honest with you and transparent about my disability and necessary adaptations.
Well, I put on a pair of shorts-(a size below my normal size!) it’s the cut. Well, suddenly the button imprisoned me and I had to shout out to my husband to rescue from his dastardly enclosure!
Yet another disability symptom! My fingers just don’t have the dexterity. Knew about my balance issues. I still blithely live my life, albeit, with a cane!
My lousy coordination is in the toilet Very poor fine motor skills…no pinball for me! So that button was insurmountable-even, my incredibly supportive, husband. He didn’t sign up for all this!
He was laughing so hard-he couldn’t undo me right away! Thank heaven, I didn’t have to enlist the aid of a stranger in those cold dressing rooms! At home, it was humiliating! There, I know I’d want the ground to swallow me.
So, now, I gotta go out again and comb the mall, which I hate. I like small business, not sterile box stores. I sometimes think, soon, I’ll need velcro tennis shoes, as my tying is hit or miss. What next? Another transition! This time, velcro clothes!?