A Sunny Day Angel
Well, it was a day in late March. It was a very sunny
day. Turns out that both Herman and Terry had doctor’s
appointments at about the same time, so I had to ride
with Terry to hers. So I’m basically flipping out
because it’s such a sunny day and I can’t
stay at the beach.
pretty insistent that I sit out in the sun while she was
in the doctor’s. Now, remember this is late March,
so I had long pants on and a long sleeved shirt. I was
out there about an hour when Terry shows back up to check
on me. She hadn’t been taken into the doctor as
yet. Somehow, doctors’ waiting rooms seem to run
at a different time warp than other people’s. But
you probably already know that.
anyway, back into the office Terry goes. Oh, I should
also say that I had to go to the bathroom by this time
anyway. So I’m sitting in the sun outside as a half
hour turns into a whole hour and I’m starting to
get overheated. See, with MS, or I should say with my
MS, I can’t perspire, so I can’t cool the
Eddie Anadio, a very sweet man who immediately inquired
if I was OK as he was leaving the building. After we introduced
each other, I said ,”No, I’m boiling hot.
Do you think you could get the spray bottle behind my
chair and hose me down?”
after much looking, Eddie couldn’t find it, and
it was obvious he wasn’t going to leave me in the
sun. So I told him how to turn my chair on and drive me
to a shady spot. He couldn’t have been more wonderful.
He left me in the shade and waited with me until Terry
just never know what angels you may meet in the course
of the day. I don’t think I’ll be sitting
outside in the hot sunshine if I go with Terry to the
doctor’s again. Or I should say, I know I will,
but I’ll try to be more careful. And Terry is always
looking out for my best interests, so she may put her
foot down about my sun worshipping when she can’t
be right there every minute.
So hopefully Terry and Herman won’t have doctor’s
appointments the same day in the future. It’s always
better to plan ahead.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com