RDP#5: Sitcom

My whole life has become a sitcom, because sitting is the best position for me. My legs no longer do what they should (blame it on the MS) but I can manage quite well with my cane and even free legged, although it resembles more the Ministry of Funny Walks, balancing on both legs. My right leg does its best, my left leg is giving up, especially because it decided to fall and break in January, but no problem. It is now a few centimeters shorter than the other leg, so I am now something completely different and unique.

Oh and I have a full electric wheelchair to get me to the places I would otherwise not get to. This afternoon I decided to take a wheelie along the River Aare which is at the bottom of our local path. It was dog day, they were not sitting, but mostly swimming.

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I always have my camera with me and two extra lens: one of the advantages with sitting as you go, you can pack them all into your bag because you do not have to carry their heavy weights. I got out my camera and the doggie owners were thrilled that I was taking their photos. They even sent the poor dogs back into the water again to make sure I got a few good captures, no-one asked the dogs of course.

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I have never had a dog of my own, but now have quite a collection of photos from my wheelies. As the dogs left the river they were standing next to me and their kind owner warned them to go somewhere else to shake, otherwise I would have been coated with river water.

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I walked on and left the dogs to their drying out sessions and what did I see. Yet another dog, although I was a bit wary when I saw its red eyes and a shade of red around the mouth. Was this the hound of the Baskervilles? The owner was listening to music in his/her earpiece so I decided not to disturb and walked on further – to the next dogs.

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Yes today seemed to be National Swiss Dog Day and every owner was taking their dogs for walks and swims in the Aare.

I wheeled on and decided sitting in a wheelchair has its advantages. I produce my own sitcom daily with my journeys.  I just have to be careful that I keep to the straight path and not suddenly join the dogs in the river.

RDP#5: Sitcom

9 thoughts on “RDP#5: Sitcom

    • I had MS for at least 30-40 years but the symptoms were always explained to be something else. I had a new doctor and she sent me to the neurologist and after the examinations with lumbar puncture etc. it was obvious. Over the last couple of years my condition has deteriorated, although I am injecting every second day with Betaforen to slow it down. I just use as much help as I can and often make my own decisions. Everyone was shocked when I bought my electric wheelchair, but it was the best decision (for me) that I made. I have my independence again and can go places. You will get increasing weakness, but there are no two cases of MS the same. I wish you all the best.

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      • Thanks for your encouraging words. I am impressed that you have taken decisions into your own hands. It is a wierd condition and as you say different for everyone and only we know how it really feels. I hope you parking badge comes through quickly !

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  1. My dogs are resentful about the weather. They believe I am god and thus responsible for all things, from the condition of the water dish to the weather. If only I could.

    Life IS a sitcom. Sometimes, it’s downright hilarious. Probably it is funnier the day after whatever happens has finished happening.

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  2. I have a cat züthat slept yesterday outside on the porch during a thunder storm. She was fully protected from the rain, but I was surprised.
    The good thing about life’s sitcoms is that you always find a silver lining somewhere


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