Roger, I am sorry to learn of your disability. I began life as a baby born with both legs broken (I am fine, now). That was 60 years ago. Many people consider me disabled, for a few reasons; but my take on it is that there's a big difference between "disability" and "inability". Sometimes these things cause us to better plan for objectives we need to achieve. I have a business partner who is crippled - he is unable to stand or walk without his crutches. He moves-around in a wheel chair. His shop is "open-air" via numerous garage doors - so he can use four-wheelers he has customized for his needs. I feel embarassed asking him to make or alter things, and he always just says, "Don't worry - it might take me a bit longer, but your finished product will be what you need." Thus far he has never failed to build what I required of him. I have other people give him a hand whenever he will allow it - and he never complains!
He and I are both diabetic and we both get "shakes" when our blood glucose gets "off target".
I collect reptiles (have been continuously since 1961). I've worked with 99% of the snake species known to man, probably 80% or more of the lizard species, blah, blah, blah. On Friday 28 Feb 2014, a dear friend and fellow snake collector spent the day with me. He lives about 6 hours away. We made a snake trade and he offered 4- young snakes (2- boas + 2- pythons) for 1 adult reticulated python. Of the 4- snakes he brought to me, he asked me if I minded getting them out of the [cloth] bags they were transported in. I said, "No problem, but why?" He replied that he was scared of being bitten and two of these were "notorious biters". His hands were shaking terribly as he handed me the bags. All 4- of the snakes were as gentle as lambs and he commented that he was amazed they were not "even acting aggressively". My hands were not shaking. Many people comment that I don't get bitten nearly as often as they do - by the same snakes! Snakes can sense fear - and shakes tell them they are dealing with someone slightly (or greatly) in fear. After putting the four new snakes in their proper enclosures, I got out the reticulated python from one of my display cages that he wanted, and I told him it is dog tame TO ANYONE! I let it crawl around in the room - over other cages and on temporarily hanging limbs - that snake is as tame as a rope! Finally, when he mustered the courage; he held out his hand and the snake gently crawled up his arm and "perched" on his shoulder! I looked at this hands and he was not shaking - I commented on it and he said that I am the only person that he has ever allowed to handle ANY of his snakes - because he figured they would bite people - like they bite him. We had a great visit and he is in frequent contact with me via text messages, email, facebook, you name it - AND HE TOLD ME - that his shakes are gone! He said it was just aprehension due to an expectation of getting bitten, and his working with that SUPER-TAME reticulated python made all of the difference in the world.
There are a bundle of causes, Roger for shakes and I hope and pray that your case will be soon resolved!
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
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