My first successful public outing in over a year was to a delightful rendition of “The Fantastics” produced by the marvelous Pat Crochet. I adore that woman. She has brought many plays to the stage in her career and I hope she continues to do so for years to come.
I did relatively nothing all day. I went to visit my neighbors during the 8 am hour, but that quickly went bust. I had to hurry home after only a few sips of coffee and take some muscle relaxers.
I took my first Zanaflex before 9 am.
I ended up sleeping until 11 am.
I fed myself, and then stayed in my cool room until company came around 1 pm to retrieve my daughter for a sleep over.
I returned to my cold room and did some paperwork.
As the even approached I started feeling bad, but I powered through it.
I drank a BCAA at 6 pm and then rested a while.
When we arrived, I took a Lortab around 7 pm.
I started having spasms 1/2 way through the first act, but I kept it quiet. My wife retrieved a Zanaflex from my bag.
By the end of the play, my legs were numb and my right arm was solid as a brick with limited feeling, but I made the play!
On the way home, my wife purchased us some frozen yogurt!!
I took my evening meds and chatted with an old friend through social media until I had eaten enough crackers to settle my stomach. I miss him. He was an esteemed coworker, who also has a ultra-rare genetic condition. We worked very well together. He is a phenomenal person. He remarks to be the person I would aspire to be if I were growing up in this time.
I then slept through the night, even my 1 am medication alarm did not wake me. My 5 am one did. Which is where I am. 5 am, taking meds and drinking coffee. My muscles are not in agony from last night, but I can definitely feel them scream. I will likely remain in my chair today to let them heal and so I don’t injure myself further.
In all, it was a very successful outing. I have residuals to deal with today, but I am still claiming success!
Many thanks to my beautiful wife for making it so. I could not have done this without her.
Jay C. “Jazzy_J” Theriot