Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Real Me

The quality of my life has improved a great deal over the past couple of years. I am slowly learning how to be independent and love trying new things.  Even though I love my new life, I know that it isn't perfect and I will always have physical challenges. 

While I was doing laundry yesterday, I fell to the floor... hard.  I could feel the pain surge from my knees to my back and was grateful that John wasn't underfoot.  I quickly got to my feet and brushed off the pain.

Hours later, our downstairs neighbor told Steve that there was a loud bang earlier in the day,  which resulted in her light fixture falling to the floor.  Of course, I was horrified and felt terrible.  

Falling has always been a part of my life and always will be.  Sure, things may be better now that I am on new medication, but the truth is, I will never be like my friends.  I'm just glad that I can look in the mirror and be truly happy about the person I turned out to be.    

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