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Myasthenia Gravis & Sunday Morning

July 11, 2019

Mornings and myasthenia do not get along very well for me. My muscles need about an hour of moving around before they are fully functional. Even then, they are often still weak and unreliable.

Sunday morning I could not find my cane and figured I could manage without it since my gait was fairly steady. I parked in a handicapped spot so I would not have far to walk. There is only one step up onto the concrete ‘patio’ and I used a column to give me support. Then it was another five feet or so to the doorway. I made that without any problems. My limp was noticeable, but my gait was steady.

I held the door open for another couple with their elderly mother. Carl, one of the ushers, was at the door. He greeted us, let them through then held the door for me to enter. I picked up my foot to go over the threshold, which is barely an inch of a rise, and lost my balance. His reflexes were quick and he grabbed my arm before I stumbled too far away.

He smiled, “Drunk again.”

I laughed with him. I have never been able to figure out why the Lord would let me have a disorder that makes me walk and talk like a drunk.

Oh, I found my cane. I had set in a corner in my haste to get to the bathroom on Saturday. I had stopped in the kitchen to put the take-out lunches I bought and my purse on the counter. I usually lean my cane against the front of the drawers. I don’t know why I put it in the corner and out of sight.

From → Everyday Life

2 Comments
  1. I like that you have a good sense of humour, it helps to get those difficult times. I am glad you found your cane. I have a severe scoliosis of my spine and have one leg shorter than the other which means I am always in pain and walk with an unsteady gait. It does attention to other people, most are helpful.

  2. You’re right about most people being helpful. I think the curve in my back has gotten worse in the last 6 months, which is about when my limp started. Is there any fix for the curvature, or do I just have to learn to deal with it? I’ll keep you in my prayers.

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