Happy New Year!!!! Last year was a trying year, but I’m not going to dwell on it. This past December I hit the year mark for my blog, it was a exciting occasion for me. I had actually stuck with something, and didn’t bail. This journey for me has had highs and lows, smiles and tears. I’m a very positive, cast your cares kind of guy. I love to laugh, and I truly love making others laugh!!! It feels good inside to make others laugh, because it eases the pain in my body. At least it seems like it does.
Battling Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, swollen feet, chronic foot pain, arthritis, etc, has been and is taxing on my body. I thank The Lord that He helps me to fight, everyday. Without Him, and my family, I would have just quit. Even now as I’m typing this post, I hurt from head to toe. Sometimes I wonder, is there something else wrong? Did the neurologist misdiagnose me? Why so many ailments at one time? Why at 37 did my health start to plummet? It seems that I seem to lose more of my independence as time goes on. I’m 42, and I never imagined my life like this. My plans in life weren’t like this, and I try not to focus on it to much. Sometimes I just cry, but not for me, but for my family. They are all precious to me, and I want to be here for them. I want to see graduations, weddings, grands, and all those memorable events. How wonderful would that be?
I know that I I’m not promised tomorrow, so I must try to make everyday count. I fear dementia, losing memories would be unfathomable, so I must embrace my now time, and fight these diseases for my future time, Lord willing. I know my life isn’t over, my fight just has to go on. I have to show my kids and wife, how much I love them.
I believe God has a plan for me, and my health is my testimony. There are people out there that need to know, they can fight. Parkinson’s is a bully, so bring the fight to him. Always encourage someone, make them laugh, listen to them when they need to vent. I refuse to be beaten, and bullied. No matter my pain, my disability, my struggles, I’m blessed. Yes I’m human, and I have a daily battle ahead, but I’m encouraged. I just pray that my strength continues on, along with my love to laugh!!!! I was more open, and serious in this post, but I needed to write today.
I was told to write a book on my journey, but not sure how to start it, or if anybody would even read it. But if it would encourage just one person, I would do it. I can’t decide.
I’m asking for help today, not for money, but for insight, and or advice. If you’ve read my blog, please comment on this post about me potentially writing a book. It would mean the world to me. If you’ve written one, input would also be greatly welcomed.