Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hazy, hot and humid
It is amazing how fast the seasons changed from cold, rainy and damp to hot and damp. Living in an unairconditioned house is an endurance test. Wearing long pants is insane.
I took a long walk yesterday before it got too hot. I have been struggling with wearing shorts and my ankle-foot orthotics. It is humiliating to expose them this way: the alternative would be to stay home or wear long pants.
While walking, I had an epiphany: I was the one putting limits on me, not my CIDP. My desire to hide my AFOs was restricting my activity level when they are supposed to do the opposite. Wearing them means I can walk almost as fast and almost as far as I used to be able to walk.
What is the matter with me? Like anyone is going to care that I have these things on.
Like I care what anyone else may think about me wearing them.
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