New Year, New Battery….
Sometimes life throws you curve balls and it is how you handle these random events that remind you how far you have become. I have been turned on for the last 7 years and I have forgotten. I forgot what Dystonia is. I forgot how Dystonia makes me feel. I forgot and took it all for granted.
I have been having trouble with my batteries recently and have been going through physical pain. In order to mitigate the pain, I turned off the batteries. As humbling as the process has been and as bruised as my ego is, I am reminded each step at a time how lucky I am. I am thankful for doctors, researchers and Medtronic for having found the miracle of DBS. Personally, I have found a reason to smile, to remember to live today because you don’t know what comes tomorrow and also live each day to the fullest. I have been shocked that 14 months ago I ran a marathon and sitting here on January 1, I am just looking forward to running 2 miles again. Many lessons have been learned – my Chicago marathon was my first and my last. My body is precious and I can’t stress it out too much to try to prove that I can overcome the disease.
Each step I can take is a reason to smile. So my new years resolution is to appreciate every run, every walk, every activity I can partake in and in the process appreciate all of it! And as always thankful for all the love and support in my life.