Eventually, I needed an electric wheelchair, so I could get around by myself. I would go outside and smile at the stars and wonder when I’d be looking down at those sparklers, instead of looking up.
As a lover of nature, I spent my time going to beautiful places, and some excitably fun areas, too. I took a trip to Washington, D.C. with my dad and my children. If you’ve ever been to our nation’s capitol, you know how much there is to do and see there. I haven’t mentioned before, but, after my diagnosis, I wanted to travel with my immediate family.
I went with my mom and my sisters to Hershey, P.A. There is much to do in Hershey Chocolate Factory, and we indulged in it all. With my husband, we traveled across country, from New Jersey to California and back. We saw, among other things, the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam.
After the vacations, I made a life-altering phone call. But more on that next week!