I never imagined that I would have kids, much less great kids. Before my new diagnosis, raising the girls was so physically challenging for me. I wasn't able to walk them to the bus stop, cook them nice dinners or play tag with them in the yard.
Because of my new medication, I was able to drive my girls to the YMCA and take a Zumba class with them. For 45 minutes we danced together, side by side. I couldn't help but smile that I was on my two feet participating in a physical activitiy with my girls.
I may not have been able to play in sports as a young girl or adult, but I'm going to take every oportunity to take Winona and Sharon to the gym with me. Tomorrow we will being attending a Yoga class. Never in a million years would I have thought that those words would come out of my mouth. How lucky am I!
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!