I have been wanting to go to this zoo for five years, where people can actually feed and pet the giraffes. It is less than an hour from my home, but it is a huge endeavor for me with my illness. Of course, I can’t walk around the zoo, so we took my scooter. I can’t tolerate heat or cold, so we had to go on an in between day. Also, I get extremely ill from perfumes, colognes, soaps, lotions, detergents, deodorants, etc, so we had to go on a non-busy day.
Even though there weren’t many people there, I couldn’t believe how many people were wearing strong fragrances! My brain swelled up, got a horrific migraine, vertigo, numbness in my face, arms, legs, etc. in addition to my normal pain, fatigue and flu-like symptoms head to toe.
I was miserable! But I flashed the smile for the camera and did my best to enjoy the amazing moment.
“Ahhhh….. the little things in life that make me smile! And I’m counting them all!” Sherri Connell