I was a fulltime consultant apart from being a mom in 2009 when this guest came wandering in my life without an invitation. It was definitely not invited and surely not invited to stay. I had to accept that this un-invited guest would stay and even overstay.
After a while I have learned to accept its stay. However from time to time I am happy to meet people who also have this un-invited guest over because then I realize that what I am experiencing because of this un-invited guest is real. I’m talking about “(P)rimary (L)ateral (S)clerosis” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_lateral_sclerosis , which is a motor neuron disease with which I was diagnosed since 2009.
Since my diagnosis I am now more in a wheelchair , I can still use my hands and arms although less coordinated, I still have my speech although slower and less understandable. I have to chew my food more before I can swallow and I have to drink slower not to choke.
Last week I saw the movie “the theory of everything” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980516/
I could relate to the symptoms and the feelings. Just as in the movie you can see that important ingredients to have around when dealing with this un-invited guest is love and understanding! The process is for everyone different yet the areas (arms,hands, legs, feet, speech) that are affected are the same.