From a Reader with Multiple SclerosisSubmitted by ACinMA on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 14:40
Reader Glenn Horowitz sent me what follows.
I live in Nashville, Tennessee, am a former civilian courier pilot, and I’m a longtime fan of LRC, its contributors, and of course your own work. I’ve been an adherent of the Austrian School since the very early 90s and have been grateful for its influence in my life.
I’m writing you today because I find myself in an unusual and unpleasant situation, and I have an oddly positive feeling that you might be able to offer some cogent advice and possibly some assistance with it. I respect your opinions and admire the way your mind works, so I have confidence that any advice you might care to offer will be sound.
Several years ago I came down with multiple sclerosis and recently it’s disabled me to a critical point. It permanently disabled me in 2006 and much as I’d like to, I can’t work productively. At this point, however, not only can I no longer walk, but I can’t even stand upright reliably. Even transferring from my power wheelchair to my bed is dicey, but I refuse to stay bedridden. Transferring to my vehicle, a 2008 Honda Element, is far worse, putting me at risk of an uncontrollable fall to the concrete or asphalt surfaces I’m dependent upon. The only family member willing to help is my mother, who moved here from Washington, District of Criminals last October at my request.