Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Well my ET is a little different because I shake at rest and while in motion and it effects both arms/hands and my right foot. My kids won't let me help with any boo-boos they get because they say the shaking makes it worse. I am not allowed to use scissors or use sharp knives without being very aware of what I am doing. My oldest who is almost 13 gets a concerned look on her face when she sees the tremors act up. I struggle everyday to work on a computer for work but the scroll mouse helps and I struggle everyday with home life. I am not able to take any of the meds so I learn to deal.
With all that downer stuff I have also met and made some wonderful friends. I have a ton of people who love and support me and a safe place to vent or ask questions. I have learned patience and that it's ok to ask for help, or go slow or even say no if it's too much. I have shook my whole life but finally at the age of 33 it doesn't scare me because I understand what it is. I don't mind people knowing my name because ET is my new friend who isn't going anywhere. I still try to hide it or control it but I am not as afraid to be around others.
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