My muscle weakness has been getting more consistent, and occasionally more severe. It’s in my quads and my biceps. Things like walking, stairs, washing my hair, cooking, etc., make me cringe.
The best way to describe it is it constantly feels like I just finished a vigorous, intense workout. That shaky, weak, tired, just finished working out until I can’t do it anymore kind of feeling.
I usually work from home, but when I do go into my office, it’s at a major university that happens to be an hour from my house. By the time I get the kids to school and get to the university, the parking lots are packed. It’s ridiculous to even think about getting a spot in the lot close to my building.
The only spot I can usually get when classes are in session is a a half mile from my building. No joke, I measured it on google maps. And it’s all uphill towards my office. And even when I leave and it’s downhill – weak quads aren’t much more fun going downhill than they are uphill.
So now my problem is that I don’t warrant, nor want, a handicapped parking permit. I really don’t. I can walk the distance of most parking lots. However, walking half a mile uphill is not exactly doable for me these days. It’s a struggle.
So apparently I’m stuck in the middle. Not sick enough to need (or want) preferential parking all the time, but not well enough to be able to make the trek.