What I Used To Do Before MS

As I mentioned the other day, I was at the mall for a bit, well, a while, I decided to see a movie: A Good Day to Die Hard, which was apparently yesterday, because that movie was lame. They really just wanted to put a lid on that saga I think. Anyways, that is besides the point, after the movie I had some time to kill before my bus came so I decided to check out the mall and everything that has changed over the last couple years. I knew they added a bowling alley in attempt to drive more of our city’s youth into that sad excuse for a mall but I had never checked it out as it was put in after I became “disabled”. I decided I would check it out and yeah, it is a pretty nice alley, oh, for those of you who do not know, I was an “avid” bowler before MS, the last score sheet in my bag reads 250, almost all strikes and what was not a strike was a spare. (300 is a perfect game, ALL strikes)

Though I am pretty sure those days are over for me I was still pretty tempted to bowl a game just to see how it felt but with my balance and all, it was just… a bad idea… especially before my trip to Ireland. So I watched someone else bowl for a bit and then I moved on. On my way out I walked through the empty arcade and wondered how much it would suck to be there during peek hours with my sound sensitivity… I was there early in the day so most of it all was shut off except the flashing lights. Man… 250… I would be lucky to brake an even 50 now haha, oh well, some things are best left in my memories.

As I waited at the bus stop for bus 35, I realized, the last time I stood there was in high-school! I love how I de-evolved from a car to public transportation. Wait, no, no, no, I have to remember, I actually went from a car, to public transportation, to not being able to get out of bed in physical rehab and then I went from that to a wheel chair, to a walker, to a cane, to walking, and now to public transportation, independence, all about how you look at it right? I am lucky to be where I am at now, so forget that emo-thinking! I have been walking and taking the bus all around town going to the store getting ready for my trip to Ireland! My life is on the up rise!

6 Responses to What I Used To Do Before MS

  1. How interesting that revisiting this physical space, having experienced serious physical health/mobility issues, transported you back to healthy Matt and the life you led.

    I really think that you can adapt as a bowler with MS, though. There have to be techniques and devices that can help you.

  2. Matt Allen G says:

    Haha no, not when you bowled with a curve, if I bowled strait, yeah, you COULD use a ramp, maybe bumpers? Might as well get rid of the pins and forget the ball, I'll just sit in the corner and eat nachos lol!

  3. machere says:

    Sound sensitivity? Interesting, I suffer hyper sensitivity throughout body, mostly in hands though, but passes with my meds taken for it. Do u get headaches/migraines, this is interesting to know. And I don't remember what form of M.S. you have, remind me lol… Mine is RRMS… Thanks

    Machere 🙂

  4. Matt Allen G says:

    RRMS – Yes, sound sensitivity, it's really a sensitive startle reflex which has SOMETHING to do with spasticity. It sucks!

  5. LadyAtLarge says:

    I too deal with noise issues. I have problems with high pitched sounds. Like the whine of a vacuum cleaner or other very high frequency sounds will make me light headed, dizzy, anxious, vocal and head tremor, and sick to my stomach…plus just a very uncomfortable feeling like a pressure in my head. Sounds weird but it's a 'feature' I guess.

    I swear I can hear sounds that only dogs can hear, it's like my superpower. (Not as good as laser or xray vision, but it's do in a pinch.) 😉

  6. Matt Allen G says:

    Haha super power, I feel the same way hahaha! But yes, i found an article on it I will share today, it's spot on!

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