i just watched the diving bell and the butterfly, a really great movie. reminded me a little of johnny got his gun, both movies about men trapped in their bodies, one via a massive stroke, the other by war. both discover a means to communicate (the stroke victim could only move one eye, johnny was left with no arms or legs or face – neither could move or speak), and both stories are deeply moving and highly recommended.
i did my left-foot driving evaluation – a lot of cognitive tests, some physical testing, and a drive in a car overly crowded with adaptive driving equipment. the car was some old overpowered boat, and both the foot control and the hand control were both jammed in and hard to operate in the car. we decided on the left-foot pedal, in case i ever got gimpy on my left side like i am in my right side. the foot controls are cheaper and easier to install and, if need be, replace. so have to order the thing, get it installed, learn to drive with it, then convince the dmv i don’t pose a hazard on the roads. phew.
on another tack, i’ve read a few books about ms – climbing higher, fall down laughing, blindsided, and, though not really about ms, the best of the bunch, waist high in the world. i’d be interested to hear what books about ms you’d recommend. chime in.