What if … You could feel what I feel?

This article has a lot to do with perspective.  When some people see me, I wish they would not assume they know what I’m going through.  Some of us have a “high tolerance of pain” so never assume it is “not that bad”.  So I wonder how you would respond if you could feel what I feel. Continue reading


What if I walked with a really cool cane

If I used a cool looking cane, would people just grab it from me in order to get a better look? Would they even point to it and say, “May I?” And when walking in the mall, would people stare and say loudly, “Wow, look at that cane!” or make some disparaging comment like, “Is that a cane or a totem pole?”

I don’t think so!

Yet, people do act that way about Denim. I realize that my Ataxia is not really obvious, unless I’m walking, but would you assume that a person walking with a “cool cane” didn’t really NEED it? When I am using her to help me stand, and someone asks if they can pet her, that puts me in a weird spot. Think of her as a really cool cane (but so much better)!  I traded my cane for a Dane!!