Face The Cookie: the player had to move the cookie from their forehead to their mouth, only using their facial muscles.
Don’t Blow the Joker: the player had to blow all of the cards off the pop can, leaving only the bottom “joker” card on the can.
I forget what this was called, but the player had to knock down all the cups with elastics.
Speed Eraser: the player has to bounce a pencil into a cup.
The whole day was great, mainly due to the company. If you would like an indication of what my coworkers are like, check this out. A few months ago, I emailed a couple of my coworker friends “The Spoon Theory .” It was written by Christine Miserandino, regarding her fatigue with Lupus. This is a perfect description of what MS fatigue feels like. Anyway, this morning I was sitting at my desk, diligently working away, when a friend of mine tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to help her with something. I was a little confused as to why she was going in a different aisle than her desk location. When I rounded the corner, there were about ten people, two with cameras, standing there facing me. I had no clue what was going on. I think I looked behind me to see if someone else was coming around the corner, thinking it was their birthday. I honestly don’t know what was said when I stopped. As you can see, I was a little shocked:
The next thing I remember is feeling really light headed, because I think I was starting to comprehend what was going on. Someone brought me a chair:
My wonderful, compassionate co-workers took their time, creativity and energy to create me an inspirational spoon bouquet. About twenty-five people beautifully decorated a spoon, and wrote words of support and care. I was completely (and still am!) blown away!
This is one of the most thoughtful, loving and amazing things anyone has ever done for me. I just still can’t believe it and will cherish my gift forever:
As you can imagine, I was completely overwhelmed after this amazing surprise:
I had to go to Toronto for a test today, and a couple of my friends gave me an individual “Spoon To Go” to take with me to the appointment. I asked the lab technician to take a picture of me with my spoon before starting the test:
I felt like a bit of a dork when I initially asked her to take the picture. However, she thought it was wonderful what my coworkers/friends did for me today.
Today’s symptoms: I’m still in shock after today’s experience! Although I’m physically drained, I’ve never felt so alive. Corny, but true.