As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"
The deal is, I am told to learn to use Twitter and get comfortable with it. First snag--oh my gosh! my hubby and I share a cell phone, as in; he is taking it to work everyday while I work from home.
Stop, don't judge me/us. We are of the older generation and these new electronic toys are a challenge--as in if we can't get the TV to do what we want, we hand the remotes to the teen and say "Fix it." (Yes, sometimes that is dangerous, but at least the TV and remotes still work!)
I got sidetracked. Twitter.
Shortly after I lament that snag I remember, Yes, sometimes that archaic old thing works, just don't rely on it. And no, I still don't write the things down that I probably should. I eventually find my shoes and keys when leaving the house. Back to what I remembered on this occasion. Hey, can't I Tweet from my laptop? I need my password, got it and I type a relatively stupid Tweet complete with the #help hashtag.
What's next? The blog I read as a tutelage referenced their blog in conjunction to the tweets recommending that I post often about whatever interests me --- and somehow it magically goes to Twitter? How does that work? Is there a setting I don't know about? Google + I get, but Twitter, no.
Sharing this tidbit with the younger generation at my house I get a stifled gag response. Nope, ain't gonna get help from there... so, bear with me while I stumble and OF COURSE if you have suggestions that would help me on my course to becoming comfortable--namely figuring out how to link my blog to my Tweets-- please comment and HELP!