Back On Track!
I’ve been ill for the last week, but I feel much better today and thought I’d write a short post. It feels so good to feel good!
Since my last post, ” Pressing On,” I’ve been trying hard to do just that. Before getting sick last Friday, most weekdays, I’ve been writing ten hours a day. However, typing with an Eye-tracking computer is so slooooow. ALS is such a frustrating disease! Just when you think it cannot get more frustrating, it does.
With ALS, you get muscle twitches. For whatever reason, tiny gremlins under the skin seem to take turns twitching. I can see and feel these twitches, but over the twenty-three years of dealing with them, they’ve become a relatively minor annoyance.
Until Monday morning, when my left eye muscles began twitching – and lasted four days!
In case you don’t understand how a paralyzed and a voiceless person like me can communicate, I have a special and costly computer. This computer has a camera on the bottom, which tracks my eye movements. It works just like a standard computer mouse, except it automatically clicks on whatever I look at. I have my click rate set at less than a second. Using an on-screen keyboard is how I “talk,” and it’s how I am typing this post right now.
You can now see why one of my eye muscles twitching was such a frustrating problem. I look at T, my eye muscles twitch, and the computer clicks on the Y. I was typing gibberish. More than usual. It was maddening!
With my latest illness and weird eye twitch behind me, I am able to laugh about it.
I’m ready to get back to pressing on!
Even when life is hard, God is good!
“Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.” (Proverbs 4:25).