When Stressed I WALK

Tru here.

began when i was quite young.  When words no longer work — i walk !!!

One of my first consequences of this was as teen.  I took off, got lost, & search team found me early the next morning in the deep woods.

When words no longer work and i am under deep emotions such as anger, frustration, or embarassment.
I am consumed with need to leave.
It doesn’t matter where i am going,
but i must … GO !!!

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In past few years i was able to use my canes, but now need my long-stride walker (kept on the porch), and i am gone.

Where i live, i dont think this will be a problem, because from our house i have never walked toward town.  i walk toward the harbor.  Only two houses between us and the harbor, and it leads to  blacktopped-path that goes in a loop to the end of our penninsula.  I can walk the loop twice or three times without leaving familiar territory.  I walk off the energy generated from anger or frustration.

But realize that as my symptoms progress, it is important to document these quirks, and set guidelines to avoid future problems.

  1. Let someone know where i am going.
  2. Always carry locator (for me that is GPS on my cell phone, but for others might be another device).
  3. Try to be consistent on where i go (always same walking path) so muscle memory can help my return trip.
  4. If needed, i can walk the loop more than once.

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