6 Pills

Six pills. That’s what it takes to help me walk better. I take two tablets every eight hours. If I forget once, I know. The twitching starts in my legs. The spasms return. It is that quick. If I miss even one scheduled dose, I return to what I was.

I have grown up with spasticity in my legs most of my life. I never knew anything different until three years ago when I began to take the medicine which freed me from the pain, spasms and tightness in my muscles.

The drug is not without its risks. I get blood work done every six months to check for differences. I don’t know how long I can keep on this drug. I am hoping indefinitely as I would hate to return to where I once was.

If I ever did have to return, it would not be the end of the world. I would deal with it as I always have with tenacity and determination. I would take it as I always have one day at a time. What else could I do? I must live. I would live it the best as I could manage.

I am a survivor.
—Robert Confiant 4 October 2020

2 thoughts on “6 Pills

  1. Wow, sounds like a challenging thing to face. I love your final sentence, and even though most of us have it easier than you, we all could do with facing our challenges day by day, instead of trying to take them on in its entirety. Great post, Robert. Thanks for sharing!


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