Lewy Body has many symptoms. Count the stars in the night sky and add 20 and you have the symptoms. But what happens when they all hit at once. After the past week, I know. The pains have not come all at once but they have come on their time. I was not planning on writing this week but it is a sad Eagles game, the Debate, or write. I want to keep my sanity, as little as it is.
The pains in both my legs have been with me a while. Standing for periods of time is not happening now or anytime again as I see it. I stand up bent over and slowly straighten up. My back just started hurting so now straightening up is time consuming. Years ago, I was in a bad car accident and I broke all my ribs, cracked my sternum and my left hip. I have uncle Arthur Itis all through those parts of my body so Lewy had an easy job taking them over. Lewy has had control of my head and brain for some time now, so getting pain to my neck was not hard. I won’t bore you with my daily activities and the pain other than it is usually lunch time before I am able to get out of bed, get dressed, washup, do my constitutional and make it down stairs.
Walking is more of a problem. I shuffle more than walk. My left side is weak so if I put too much weight on my left foot, I am probably going to fall. I currently walk with a cane, it will not be long before that will be a walker. I hope it is longer than I expect but that is entirely up to Lewy. My hands shake as well as my legs and feet so it makes it harder to really do anything.
This not happening 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but it has been close. I have always had one or two symptoms at a time but never this many at once. Like most things, I know this will pass but it could hurry up. My wife and kids worry, especially when I almost took a header out the front door, tonight. I caught myself but was very unsteady. I am forever hopeful and pray that all of us get comfort. If arthritis harbors or aids Lewy Body, I am in for trouble.
Some other things that have happened recently. My hallucinations have been getting more numerous. Just this morning, I was having a conversation with 2 Big Macs. My virtual dog is still here and is joined by a tall man with grey hair and dressed in white. Seems friendly. The virtual parrot is learning more words. The giant spider stays in the corner. Once in a while I will see somethings that are bothersome but I just try to push them away.
I apologize tonight’s blog is not as upbeat and a little satirical but I am just not in that mood. My body aches everywhere and we all know that is not fun. I am trusting that this is just another bout of Lewy. Because if not my body may give out. But I always keep my head up and thank you for reading. I know this isn’t what you usually expect from me. Hopefully next week I will be in better shape.
God Bless and Peace,