Wheeling Through Winston-Salem

From the Winston-Salem Journal:


When I retired Jan. 1, 2007, I was looking forward to many years of fun activities and travel. For the first three years, I was realizing that dream. Then I was admitted to a hospital, critically ill and diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. That first admission lasted a month. Since then, I have been an inpatient two more times. It has been tough going, but I have graduated from being totally unable to walk to a rolling walker.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness of the voluntary muscles. I've learned a lot about this disease and how to live with it, and in the process have become schooled in the challenges that people with limited mobility have to cope with on a daily basis.
When I think about going out, whether to the grocery or a concert, I have to think through the process from beginning to end to make sure I am not going to encounter a challenge that I cannot overcome. I can tell you that at times it is frustrating for one with my independent nature.


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http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/aug/19/wsopin02-handicapped-accessibility-recognize-the-p-ar-2530059/

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