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Cooling Vests and the Line between Stubbornness and Foolishness

miwido profile image
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I am a firm believer in fighting this disease with everything that I have... but there comes a point when my stubborn streak becomes a foolish streak. Case in point - It's hot outside! I have fought getting a cooling vest for several years. I guess a part of me feels like the disease is winning, so I see it as a defeat. I finally caved and ordered one and it has been a wonderful thing! I have been able to do some things that I haven’t done in a long time due to the heat. I guess the bottom line is be stubborn and fight – but don’t be so stubborn (like me) and not use devices that could make your life easier. It doesn’t make you weaker – It makes you stronger! Thanks everyone! Michele

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jimeka profile image

You are a winner just by giving in, you have still come out on top. Enjoy, blessings Jimeka 🦋

Kenu profile image

Good for you 👍😉🙏🐾Ken

greaterexp profile image

Beautifully stated!

erash profile image

I love my cooling vest but can understand what you r saying. Monday the doc asked me if I wanted a handicap parking sticker. I refused. It feels like just one more inch giving in to the disease 👊

Texandyroe profile image
Texandyroe in reply to erash

erash , I fought getting the handicapped hang tag for a long time, until my neurologist looked me in the eye and asked me if I was too tired to shop once I walked into the store from out in the parking lot. When I admitted that I was, she advised me that I needed the tag. I will admit, it has come in handy, especially when I arrive some place that has NO parking places available, other than the handicapped ones.

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suznj325 in reply to Texandyroe

My case, exactly! I hated the whole 'handicapped' notion! (such foolish pride, sometimes!) I gave in & got the placard. We just call it 'the blue tag'. I still park 'wherever' when I'm having a good day...but very grateful to have the blue tag on days my body feels 'off kelter'!

kris1973 profile image
kris1973 in reply to suznj325

erash Texandyroe suznj325 I received my 1st handicap pass...on my 40th birthday! In one day I became OLD & OFFICIALLY DISABLED.😱🤣 (for real)

Bearpoop profile image
Bearpoop in reply to suznj325

I was the same! We call it “The Preferred Parking Tag” in my family. It has made all the difference in what I can get done in a day :).

REDLIPS44 profile image

Your statement is very true. I need to get mine out, you have inspired me. erash I have a handicap sticker and plate and it's the best thing. I cannot stand up for long so it helps me a lot and saves a lot of energy.

kdali profile image

I love all my cooling gear!

lbenmaor profile image

I'm so happy you made the right decision for yourself. Sometimes

it's hard to admit to ourselves that we need help. But you did it!


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