Thursday, January 27, 2011

I am happy to be here

Be where? Paris? Honolulu? No, in the hospital.
In fact, I have never been happier to be in the hospital than I am now. Why am I happy to be in the hospital? Because I am about to begin an estimated two weeks of physical rehabilitation.

Last year was a very challenging year for me physically. My ability to walk with a walker continued to lessen until I no longer could. The same is true with my ability to stand with a walker… and I am not ready to give those abilities up.

My rehab’ program will include several hours of exercise every day and what I will really be exercising is the influence I have over my body and this disease. I may not have control, but I do have influence and it is up to me to exercise it and I will.

Exercising our body, or our influence may be one of the most important things we can do for our health. It is also important to exercise our influence in other areas of our life as well including relationships, finances, careers and much more. We may not always have control but exercising our influence may be the difference between success and failure.

I can let my MS take over, but instead I have chosen rehabilitation as my way of exercising influence over the course of my disease. How do you exercise influences over the events and conditions of your life? I would like to know.

Linsday Lohan and Robert Downey, Jr. , Look out. I will be out of rehab’ soon and have no plans to ever go back again!
 Participate. Make a difference. Live a life that matters.

1 comment:

  1. And this is why you are one of the most inspiring people I know. Good for you in taking charge and doing all you can to have influence over this disease. I wish you the best with rehab and your quest to keep moving forward. Dan