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Loss

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

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Would I have done things differently?

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?

Anger · Complaints · Health · Rare Diseases · Transverse Myelitis

Unwelcomed Reminder

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

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Resolution

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

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The New Normal (long read)

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)

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One Bite At A Time

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

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Just Me & A Couple Of Balls via Samsung Galaxy

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

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Savoring Shoes 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