I had become more difficult to understand - stuttering and slurring almost every word
I went to my neurologist so he could work his magic so my voice could at last be heard
My movement through stages of this affliction has been relatively slow-that’s the good news
For there are so many suffering from the same disease who would like to be in my shoes.
He turned me off and back on a number of times – to determine the best settings perhaps
When he finished – Wow, my head was really throbbing as a result of his numerous “zaps”.
I left the exam room reeling like someone who had a close encounter with the electric chair
But eternally glad he can “fix” me with a tweak here and there and not even mess up my hair
What we can endure always amazes me and is somewhat comforting I must say
To know that our bodies and our minds are resilient enough to bounce back in a day.
I am lucky to live in a time when I can benefit from all of the miracles of modern medicine
Rather than living some time ago, well aware how difficult that would have been.
I ‘m just going to take life one day at a time, relishing every minute like it was my last
Cause it is true that as we grow older, the days seem to fly by, going way way too fast
I can barely finish reading the obits, just to make sure my name is not listed there
Before the day is over and gone, and I sit shaking my head and muttering “where”