The introverts from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the demeaning prompt for the day of “Can’t Stand Me” to start our writing endeavors. If that wasn’t degrading enough, they added two questions: “What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why?”
Why I Can’t Stand Me
Even as a child who climbed trees and all that fun stuff, was extremely shy. Hated having pictures taken or even worse hearing my voice on tape! The period of time I grew up in videoes of myself, fortunately, didn’t exist. Shudder to imagine a kid growing up with a self-conscious constant feeling like I had today, where every move you make ends up on a recording somewhere! Talk about the need for psychological help that would cause for the child or even adults.
Forced myself to enter public speaking contests in both Junior and Senior High School. Ended up actually succeeding at the county and state levels of competition. Talk about causing myself to have a queasy stomach! Lucky I did not end up barfing on the stage. Turned out to be an excellent speech writer, which came in handy during the contests.
Please Help Fight this Evil Disease
The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes
All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!