This disease often makes it difficult for me to walk, or even stand without faltering.
Sometimes, I fall down. Over the past week, my symptoms have become more pronounced. I have fallen a couple of times. Unfortunately those couple of times were witnessed my 8 year old granddaughter. It scared her.
I decided it was time to tell what was "wrong" with me. In simple terms that she could understand, I explained why I sometimes fall and can't walk well. I was afraid that my explanation might make her more frightened, but it actually put her more at ease.
After our talk she painted the above picture for me, then we went out into the backyard to fill the birdfeeders.