Body dents

Those of us with breathing problems are noticeably cute. If you see someone with dents along the back of his hair and possibly a couple of dents on his face, you have found someone with sleep apnea who uses a Bi Pap or a C Pap. No matter how hard they try, the dents last until noon when face puff erases the little lines. Manufacturers have improved on the little helping machines, so they are more silent and efficient, but they still make dents. How can you complain about a machine that knows when you aren’t breathing and makes up the difference or  urges you to inhale?

I, on the other hand, have canula nose  since my muscles don’t work, and I use oxygen when reclining day or night. People who use oxygen have various symptoms of canula nose depending on their sleeping position, but most have those cute little furrows on the cheeks and a nose that gets red and irritated because it doesn’t like those fancy little plastic tube thingies. Can’t complain, since we wake up rested with an acceptable oxygen level.

Dents on the body are the common denominator for persons with disabilities who use crutches, wear body braces, poorly fitting glasses – just about any aid that enables a normal life. Just now realized that people with false teeth probably have gum dents.  Oh, well. Each of us has something!



About Naomi

I am a writer and Christian educator who works in several genres with a specialty in materials for persons with disabilities. The Long Road Home Romance Collection includes one of my books (11/14), and I just finished the first draft of a Quick Look handbook to help persons who teach an inclusive classroom. I love playing and listening to classical music, fishing, doing family things, and, in spite of my non-interest in identifying birds, have come to name them because of my bird watching husband, Bob. My children and grandchildren, because of their expertise in different fields, have broadened my lens for looking at the world.

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