I have Multiple Sclerosis, and can no longer work. My primary
symptom is pain, which includes muscle spasms, cramping &
burning pain from nerve damage. I am in pain 24/7 but the intensity
changes with no rhyme or reason. Repetitive motion like vacuuming
agitates the pain cycle every time though. It's because of this
that after thinking long and hard about it, I decided to make a
Wish for myself because of the difference it would make in my life.
So now I am desperately wishing and praying for an iRobot Roomba
570 vacuum so I will not have to push a vacuum anymore. I have to
vacuum every day because of 2 dogs that shed endlessly, 2 little
birds who are professional seed throwers, and a 4 yo professional
mess-maker. I have to vacuum in the mornings to allow my little
mess-maker access to the floor so start all over again on a
"clean-slate". When I bring out the vacuum, I stand there with
tears in my eyes wondering "how bad will it hurt today when I'm
done?" Some days are worse then others, but I have to vacuum, so
all I can do is just suffer through until it lets up to tolerable.
If it doesn't let up, my only option is to go to the hospital for
I also lost all feeling/sensation in my feet and toes in 7/08,
& to this day still can't feel them. BUT, when I walk it feels
like I am walking on marbles or exposed nerves, and it hurts. I
can't walk in bare feet or any type of shoe anymore because of the
pain. I wear Doggers (knock-off Crocs, but cost less), because they
are "squishy" soft enough to help cushion my walk, and they have
literally been the ONLY thing on my feet since then. Without them I
wouldn't be walking.
I'm used to being the one giving, but right now our financial
situation is far worse off then it's ever been, & I am just so
depressed, it's overwhelming. I can honestly say, if EVER I needed
a Hero, someone who could find it in their heart to help rescue me
from at least some of the pain, it would be right now.
Thank you & God Bless.