It was four years ago today, that I was wheeled into the neurologist office for a second opinion.(it was also Good Friday). Steve and I left the clinic with a prescription that I didn't intend to fill, much less take. In all honesty, I didn't believe for a second that with l-dopa I would be able to walk without the aid of others or a device. I am so thankful that my husband made me try that miracle drug.
I can't believe how far I have come in these four years. I am no longer dependent on others to get to the store, gym, church, etc. Plus, I can volunteer at my kids schools, cook dinners, bake birthday cakes, dress easily and so much more.
Because of this diagnosis, I feel like I am a better wife and mother. For once, I can take care of them. But who can forget the biggest change of all? Because of this life altering medication, I have my son, the third child we always dreamed to have, but never thought possible.
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!