December 10, 2013

“I am bigger than that hill, think about your life everyday” – random stranger on the hill of Tough Mudder, 2010

This quote came in to my head this morning as I went to the doctor for an issue.  In the first five minutes of the appointment, she said you are slurring, have you been drinking, are you drunk?  This was at 10am mind you….I looked at her with blank eyes and then responded I have a rare disease called Dystonia which can cause that sometimes would you like to know about the disease?

We live in a world that people assume…I am sitting here hurt and angry.  But before this emotion passed, I want everyone to take the time and reflect and how we treat others who are different from us and the assumptions we sometimes make.  So I’ll recover, I’ll be okay this was just another hill in my Dystonia journey.

I just want to share with all of you, I too have my trials with this disease….running or working out doesn’t mean I don’t have different types of setbacks because you can’t see them from my gait.  But as Kelly Clarkson said, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!  So to my strength!