Before Kennedy’s Disease, I trusted that my muscles and reflexes would be there for me when I needed them. Whether work or play, my muscles and reflexes could be counted on.
- If I tripped, I would catch myself before I fell.
- If I dropped something like a tool, ball or cup, I would catch it before it hit the ground.
- If I became tired walking, biking or hiking, I would take a short break and everything would be fine.
- Nothing was ever too far.
- If something was too heavy, it just meant I needed a friend to help carry it.
- I never thought about not being able to get up from the ground.
- I never worried about climbing a ladder or the stairs.
Like ‘pride’, ‘trust’ always seemed to get me in trouble as my Kennedy’s Disease symptoms progressed. I felt I could still do whatever, whenever, until proven wrong. And, often, the proof was much worse than just a loss in trust.