I had always heard “I feel so much better in the heat” from other MS patients, but never me – I hated the heat. My involvement with outside sports decreased, time spent laying in the sun vanished, my love of bathing suits increased, even walking outside in the heat was a challenge …. Until Mexico came.
After 9 weeks of sick leave, my husband and I chose to take that opportunity to go on our honeymoon (we got married in August). I was excited, but more so scared and nervous. I remember flipping through magazines and seeing all the comments:
“ the sand is so white and fluffy”
“ lots of walking paths”
“plenty of time for beach volleyball”
“ the weather is beautiful in the Mayan, so hot”
… translation … DISASTER FOR SOMEONE WITH A CANE!!!!
I was determined I wasn’t leaving for Mexico with a cane, the thought of walking along the beach and sinking in the sand each time terrified me. While J was excited to run around in board shorts and soak up the sun, I was dreading being a sweaty mess and having everyone stare at me in anticipation of when I would trip or fall backwards (I’m sure no one WAS staring at me, but in my mind …everyone was).