Someone once told me everytime you fall, you become stronger. I have to say that’s not necessarily true for a Dystonia patient. Everytime you fall you think – is my battery dying? is my Dystonia getting worse? Will my loved one still want to be in this game with me….Welcome to Dystonia 101!
I have to say I look at my medals every night before I go to bed, they remind me how strong I am and then a day like today when I fall in front of colleagues and start to cry reminds me that I am still a Dystonia patient. I have to remind myself it is okay to cry, it is okay to be a little angry, but it is not okay to wallow in self pity.
My pity party ends at 12:01, new day, new smile!
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Hey Carrie –
I don’t know if you will remember me, but we went to UNC together our freshman year. I left Chapel Hill for Miami with a baby on the way. (That baby is now 17!)
Out of the blue, you came to mind today.
So…naturally…I did a Google search on you and found your website.
You have lived an amazing adventure, my friend.
My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years ago after several years of misdiagnosis – he’s young – just turned 60. I keep asking him about DBS and would love some real information that isn’t full of case study verbiage.
Clearly, you live in the Bay Area somewhere – I’m in Walnut Creek and would love to get reacquainted and hear about all of this crazy running you’ve been doing.
p.s. so sorry for such a long comment – feel free to delete – i just wanted to get in touch with you!
yes please!!!! are you on facebook so I can sendyou a private message?
Way to get ‘back on the horse’ Carrie!
This is awesome, Carrie! I didn’t realize you had a blog. Very inspiring.