At times, life can seem more like a roller coaster ride than a leisurely walk through the park. You know what I'm talking about, highs and lows followed by twist and turns, not knowing what's waiting for you around the corner. I may be a a positive person, but my life can feel like a runaway train at times, just like yours. In fact, these past two weeks have been filled with highs and lows, which is why I haven't gotten around to blogging.
Two weeks ago, my son became sick. I didn't think much of it. He had a low grade fever, so I assumed he had the flu. However, since we had a family vacation to Disney World right around the corner, I took him into the doctor sooner than I normally would (the flu is going around here with kids with fevers for up to seven days). After numerous tests (physical exam, blood work, and chest x-ray) I was told that he had Pneumonia and possibly a bacterial infection in his blood. I was filled with worry. My little boy had to be okay! And I needed him to get better before our big vacation! Yet, I could tell that the doctor was thinking of sending him to the Children's hospital. Instead, he was given a shot of antibiotics along with two more doctors appointments to monitor him closely to make sure it was safe for him to travel. I was beyond relieved to see him progress so quickly and in no time, we were off on our family trip to meet Micky and Minnie and escape life through fantasyland, just as Walt Disney would have wanted.
Together, I toured the magical world of Disney with my healthy little boy, husband and two daughters. And when I say toured, I really mean walked about 8 miles a day! Sure, my feet were tired, but I was WALKING the parks!!! And I was doing it with ease. It didn't matter that there were people brushing up along side of me. I never lost my balance and I was thrilled to be spending this special time with my family. I even went on a roller coaster, which is something that would have been too hard on my muscles in the past. My daughters were so pleased that I faced my fears and sat next to them on these rides, even if they didn't think they were scary!
My point of sharing all of this with you, is that life is hard. We all face difficult situations from time to time, but more often then not, there are good times just around the corner. But it's up to us to be patient and brave no matter how out of control our life may seem at the time.
After living the first 33 years of my life thinking I had Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebal Palsey, I was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD). I am on new medication and doing things that I never imagined possible. This has changed the lives of my husband and two daughters. I truly believe that I am living a miracle each and every day. Life can't get any better than this!