So…since being diagnosed i do have some fears.
- FALLING – this actually is one of my biggest fears; what if I fall and hurt myself; sometimes i am so stiff and have little balance – did I mention that i live in a 3 story townhouse? I have to contend with 32 steps everyday! When I do go into the office, I work downtown on Peachtree St. For those of u who don’t know, Peachtree is the Frederick St of Atlanta. i am so afraid of falling on Peachtree St, that i feel ill just thinking about it!
True story: I was in Form 3 (13/14 years old) and my mother FINALLY said “ok, u can take maxi – (public transport; there are no school buses in Trinidad; we either took public transportation OR ur parents took u back and forth – so she finally let me take public transport) home after school.” I was so excited; i get to walk down Frederick St, lime in Colsort Mall etc (close ur eyes Mummy) and take taxi! WOOHOO!! lime now start!! Well halfway down the street, i fell!!! Yup – my bookbag went 1 way, my binder a next, I was MORTIFIED!!!! how? How d hell did that happen??? To this day,OB(my father) gives me a hard time about it – in fact the other day he told me that he was somewhere and somebody fell up ahead. He said he looked to see if it was me!