Three times I broke my right foot. Three times in the same place — directly below my big toe.
Strangers would ask why I was on crutches and wearing a cast, and I concocted elaborate stories to explain my temporary impairment.
“Skiing, over the holidays,” I’d say.
“Car accident. The vehicle was totaled so a broken foot is a minor inconvenience.”
“Dancing. My partner has two left feet.”
Staying upright with a neuromuscular disease
Some people have nightmares about falling off cliffs. Brad Williams has nightmares about falling — period.
“Whenever I’m walking, falling down is always the major thought on my mind,” says Williams, 39, of Alexandria, Va. “It has to be on my mind a lot for me to be dreaming about it.”
Williams has Miyoshi distal myopathy, a slowly progressive form of muscular dystrophy that primarily affects the...