As I'm getting ready for bed tonight, I can't help the tears. I'm not sad, I'm just so overcome with emotion. Three years ago tonight, Steve had to put me to bed. He did the same thing every night: helped me into my pj's, walked me to the bed, helped me roll onto my side (and get comfortable) and then covered me with the sheet and blankets. Little did I know that he would never need to help me with that task again. My life changed on that Good Friday three years ago and I wouldn't come to believe it myself until I stood independently on Easter Morning. I can never give enough thanks to my husband for taking care of me and the good Lord for healing me.
I can't believe that tonight I cooked for nearly two hours! I made a yummy Chinese dinner of Cashew Chicken, Fried Rice and White Rice. It was so nice to be able to dice the onions and garlic and stand over the hot stove as I cooked my family dinner. Before my diagnosis, it took everything I had to open a can of soup or prepare Kraft Mac'n Cheese. In my first year of diagnosis, I realized that I could bake cupcakes and make a frozen pizza. It brings tears to my eyes as to how far I have come in my cooking abilities. Plus, tonight's dinner was really delicious.
I must add that this has been quite the learning experience for me as well. Prior to my diagnosis, Steve did ALL of the grocery shopping. When I began to grocery shop, there were things on my list that I didn't know what they were much less where it would be in the store. Thank goodness for Google!!!!
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!