THE ODDS (Debbie Does ALS)


The list, part one

No, I have not showered yet. I keep thinking of things.

I'm going to make a list of things that are good about ALS.
  1. Fingernails. When one does not use one's hands for very much, one's fingernails began to grow. When I was younger I always wished for pretty nails. Be careful what you wish for.
  2. Perspective. While I think I have always been a fairly positive person, and have had a good appreciation for the everyday gifts we are all given, I believe I am more positive and more appreciative now. A ticking clock -- no matter how slowly it ticks -- makes a big difference.
  3. PALS. I've met some incredible people. Courage, beauty, wit; these are some of the words that describe my comrades in ALS arms.
  4. Weight. I now have a decent excuse for being heavy. As Dr. Kwan says, "fat is good for ALS."
  5. Weight again. At some point I expect eating to become difficult. At this point I may begin to lose weight. I have always wished to be a smaller girl than I am, and this may be how I achieve that goal. Again, be careful what you wish for.
That's all my tired little brain can come up with right now. I suppose I had better mosey on over and take my shower before I become an offensive mound of beached whale dirt.

1 comment:

Mykljak said...

I thought I smelled something.

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