17693121_sNow this is an interesting exercise. Why don’t you give it a shot? Here’s the beginning of my list of challenging “multi-tasks:”

  1. Walking and talking on the phone.
  2. Maintaining my balance going down steps.
  3. Playing Twister. Won’t happen again…last game I tore my meniscus!
  4. Laying inside an MRI machine and holding still.
  5. Articulating individual words while speaking in sentences.
  6. Any exercise that involves my legs and another body part.

What are your fiercest multi-tasks?

18 responses to “Multi-Tasking

  1. Mine is trying to read your blog while laughing my head off. And that’s WITHOUT dystonia…….

  2. Try chewing and walking up stairs! 🙂

  3. Paula Schneider

    Great post Pam! I am very careful with stairs of any kind!

  4. Edward Gewirtz

    Reading your post and controlling my laughter.

  5. 6??? You didn’t seem to have any problem dancing!

    take care- Marty

  6. Hi Pam,
    I agree, when someone says sit still it’s never going to happen. Some people will never understand.they think sit still or lay still and don’t move should be a simple thing ,but not for everyone. Great ideas.

  7. Hi sweet friend Pam! I don’t suffer from Dystonia,but it’s always a treat to read your posts!Fabulous your perspective and the funny drawing in your Multi-Tasking post;it reminds me of the talented Cicero … I do try to combine doing different things at the same time to get them out of the way,but it’s frustrating.Isn’t it ? Hope you are keeping well and living with sweet memories of moments you had spent with your wonderful father …
    Happy Friday!Enjoy the oncoming weekend !Love & warm Spring hugs :)<3

    • Doda, I’m so sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I’m thrilled you’re reading my blog and learning about Dystonia. Sharing our unique and common experiences is what blogging is all about. I’ve enjoyed the beautiful pictures on your site, opening up new worlds. Sending you my very best. xxx -Pam-

  8. I cannot lie still in that MRI tube. I don’t know if you all know this, but you can request an MRI w/sedation. I cannot close my eyes without swaying. Not a good thing in the shower, lol.

    • Marsha, Thank you for taking the time to comment. I didn’t know you can request an MRI with sedation, how interesting. I haven’t delivered a blurry picture yet but that’s always good to know. Best to you. -Pam-

  9. Love your post, Pam – and the responses! The last time I had an MRI, I told the technician I’m not able to ‘hold still’, and they gave me positioning cushions, which really helped.

    • Monica, Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to this comment. Glad you can relate to my thoughts on multi-tasking and the MRI in particular, I felt it was apt for life with Dystonia. Sending you my best. -Pam-

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