Monday, November 28, 2016

76 Things #21: Like Nails on a Chalkboard

After enjoying a Thanksgiving feast, many of us then partake in a post-Turkey meal nap...but for adults, that nap might be delayed or interrupted by certain responsibilities.

For example, those dishes aren’t going to clean themselves!  

What if I told you there was a way of getting out of doing those dreaded dishes?

<Drumroll>

<Wait for it…>

Ok, there is…but unfortunately, it's a symptom of my multiple sclerosis.  

I still help with the dishes but when it comes to metal pots or pans ---- I just can’t do it.

For some reason, touching certain items, like pots and pans, sends unpleasant shivers throughout my body.  
In fact, just looking at some metal items – for example, a roasting pan – stirs up this discomfort.

Even as I think about it while typing, I can feel the shivers starting to form…

These shivers aren’t the emotional tingle you get when watching or reading something inspiring; rather, think of your body’s response to nails on a chalkboard.

It’s not just metal pots and pans.  The styrofoam containers that eggs come in?  That’s like kryptonite to me.  The noise it makes when opened…even just touching it, my body revolts even at the thought of it.

Sometimes, odd symptoms like these come and go; I truly never know what a new day might bring. 

But I’ve been living with and adapting to extreme sensitivities like these for many years now -- the #21 thing you might not now about (my) MS.



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