Wednesday, March 23

Necessary Evil


I've always hated that ad.  for those who've never seen the ad, it's for the Life Alert system.  Subscribers of Life Alert wear either a necklace or a wristband with a button they can press while they are in their homes if they have fallen and can't get up/need medical assistance.  It's a very corny ad and definitely not 1 of the better ones on TV.

I've said time and time again that i hate having MS.  It's caused me to start doing things that i never did before, stop doing things that i've enjoyed all my life and just in general make adjustments to my life (some okay, some not so okay) that i probably would not have otherwise.    I'm at home by myself a bit - i work from home; my entire work day, i'm at home alone.  After my last nasty fall, i realized that maybe i might have to make yet some more adjustments.  I was lucky that time; if God forbid, it happens again, i may not be as lucky.  UGH!!!

i signed up for Life Alert - i hate having MS.  So now, there's a 2way speaker in the house and if necessary, i jes press the button on my wristband, a man speaks to me via the speaker and i let him know what the deal is.  if he can't get me via the speaker, he calls my cell phone (i found that out the hard way the other nite - i got into bed and was trying to go to sleep and all of a sudden heard a man's voice in the house - i had NO IDEA what the heck was going on, but i didn't freak out.  i got up to investigate (kinda like those dumbasses in the movies who u shout at NOT to do what they're about to do) when my cell phone rang and it was the Life Alert man.  Apparently i had unknowingly pressed the button as i was getting into bed!

i view Life Alert as a necessary evil - i really don't like the fact that i had to sign up for it, but i realise that it is better to be safe than sorry.


  1. WOOHOO about flipping time!!!!

    3 cheers for Life Alert...yay yay yay

    Now all we need is the suction handles in the shower and we good to go (hint hint)


  2. ...and teh chair ting on the steps! even i will use that!


  3. How about just a slide instead of steps...woohoo

    or even a stripper pole and a lift (that will take you up)

    all great ideas as far as I am concerned