There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. I'm busy taking care of my family, doing household chores, going to school events and working on my book. All of this begins to stress me out and I begin to realize that I'm not taking care of myself.
Before my correct diagnosis, my life was stressful, but a different kind of stress. I was dealing with figuring out who was willing to drive my kids to their activities or how I would manage the housework when I could barely walk from one side of the kitchen to the other.
These days, I'm busy doing things that I always heard other mothers complain about. And from time to time, I'm finding myself joining in their rant. I have to stop this negativity now! I am beyond grateful for all of my new found abilities even though they can overwhelm me from time to time. I shouldn't forget that I'm human. It's not necessary to let all the pressures of being the perfect mom and wife get to me. My family loves and appreciates me for who I am and what I'm able to do or not do. Now it's time for me join them in loving the the person that they call "mom."
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!