– Albert Einstein
Six months pass, I got an opportunity to move to Pittsburgh, with a new company. Things were going well for a while until one morning, I woke up and the right side of my body was numb. Last time it was my left side that was numb. Same symptoms, toe to the face, numb and tingling. “Uh oh, déjà vu!”
The neurologist that I had in Pittsburgh was a lot more brutal about the diagnosis than the one in Dallas. I had the progressive type and it was serious. He left the room and I thought, “I am not sick! I refuse to accept the fact that I have MS because, because … I don’t. Period!”
Laura, concerned, gave me a flyer for a dinner and see David Landers, the guest speaker.
The name David Landers may not ring a bell unless you remember Laverne and Shirley from the 70’s. Laverne & Shirley was a TV sit-com on ABC that ran from 1976 to 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, roommates who worked in a Milwaukee brewery.
David Landers played the role of Squiggy a funny character on the show. I enjoyed the show and always laughed at Squiggy’s antics so I went to see what David. All I wanted was Squiggy’s autograph instead what I saw at dinner was quite troubling.