Hi, ever since my accident and subsequent increase in MS symptoms, back last July, I have not attempted to mow my own lawn. I have a neighbor, 92 yrs old, God bless him, that mowed my lawn all last season, and this season as well. However, his health has taken a turn for the worse and he has been unable to mow it for over 2 weeks. Believe it or not, it really worried him that he couldn't do it.
So, I took it upon myself to mow my lawn this morning, around 11am. The temperature was 85 degrees, but I figured it wouldn't take me very long, and it is my yard. We have received lots of rain over the past few weeks, so it was getting pretty high weeds out there.
I went though one tank of gasoline, refilled, and prepared to finish the job.
I was in the back of my house, when I began feeling terrible, I wanted to lay down, but knew my wife wouldn't know where to come look for me. So, I tried to finish mowing the lawn, and push the mower back to the front of our house. I didn't have my cell phone on me, yeah I know, shame on me.
I got to my bedroom window, and knocked on it, and told her I needed help, then sat down on the lawn.
She came out, and had me sit a little longer, then took me inside.
I immediately laid down on the floor, for awhile.
It felt like my MS hug, ten times over, my chest still hurts, and that was over 8 hours ago.
If any of you have ever went to have a heart test, whereby you have a choice run on a treadmill or they inject with you with medicine to speed up your heart. If you have ever taken the injection, you will know what I'm talking about. It lasts for about 5 minutes, but you feel like you are gonna die.
Well, when I got into the house, after mowing, this felt, at least, twice as bad as that.
I guess I must check this up to lesson learned. Maybe it was too hot outside or maybe it's just a chore I can no longer attempt, I don't know.
MS sure takes away a lot of things, but mowing a lawn, I didn't think would be one of them.