You’ll probably know by now that I used to be a very bouncy person and would take any opportunity to leap-frog over a bin, skip down a street or jump up and down at a concert. Since being handed an MS diagnosis my bounce has virtually disintegrated to nothing. But, all that is about to change. I am DETERMINED to find my bounce.
My second attempt at putting some bounce back into my life occurred this week at one of my favourite places – The Theatre. After 2 1/2 hours of watching Alexandra Burke (A.B) sing and wiggle her way phenomenally through ‘The Bodyguard’ I was left with little choice but to join the rest of the audience in leaping from my seat in a standing ovation. I LOVE A.B and there was NO WAY I was going to let my MS get in the way of clapping my pins ‘n’ needle-infested hands off. Trouble is, standing ovations tend to last quite a while and invariably turn into a 10 minute encore of singing and dancing and staying up on your feet. On previous occasions I have had to admit defeat and reunite with my seat. Not this time, however. I was gonna stand there singing and bopping along to ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ if it was going to kill me. And I did it! I stood (unsteadily) and bipped and bopped (unrhythmically) until I could no longer feel my legs and I had the BEST TIME EVER.
Success! Unless you take into account the ongoing pain and numbness that has since taken hold of my legs…
…But it was totally worth it.