As I sit on the shore of Lake Michigan I am overcome with emotions. I don’t know if it’s the lake or that I find myself near my breaking point. I feel more when I am here. Not just emotionally, but physically. Almost 3 years ago my life changed in ways that I could never… Continue reading Loss
If I had known I would get sick; that I would lose so much sensation, muscle control and certain abilities, such as: be unable to run, jump or stand on my tippy toes - what would that knowledge have changed? Would I have stressed and agonized about the impending loss? probably Would I have relished and… Continue reading Would I have done things differently?
Lately, believe it or not, I have been feeling "normal". Whatever that means...right? I guess I have been feeling like the old me (mostly), the pre-transverse myelitis me. I have been existing and pushing myself and going going going. My body decided that I needed a nudge to cool my jets. Now, by nudge I… Continue reading Unwelcomed Reminder
So each year hordes of people make resolutions. The vow to better themselves and make drastic changes because, well it is a new year after all! Although I am writing this at the beginning of February, I made my resolution in January. Sharing this goal is important to me because I feel that by knowing… Continue reading Resolution
Transverse Myelitis is an experience that I would not wish on anyone I have truly learned so much in the last two years. I am a better person because of it. I think that TM has really allowed me the time to slow down, stop and look at myself - who I truly am -… Continue reading The New Normal (long read)
Recently I have been looking at and reflecting upon the changes I have made this Summer. I have taken a few steps towards being healthier. I am monitoring how much I eat when I am bored and the amount I eat of sweets specifically - for example: I now eat 4-5 Oreos instead of a… Continue reading One Bite At A Time
Yet, another first happened for me this week. I thought for sure I was done having these moments. I was able to go bowling!! I not only went to a bowling alley, but did this list of daunting tasks (they were seemingly impossible a year ago) without getting hurt (eg. spraining my ankle, falling down,… Continue reading Just Me & A Couple Of Balls via Samsung Galaxy
Tuesday night something incredible happened. Something that may not seem like much to most people. I went shopping. Shoe Shopping. Yes, I get that sounds silly, BUT 1 year and 9 months ago I was paralyzed from the waist down. I am now able to walk - albeit differently since I have limited to no feeling… Continue reading Savoring Shoes via Samsung Galaxy