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    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.

    I was 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.

    So, 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 body down.

    Enter 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?”

    Well, 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 came out.

    You 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