It’s been 12 years since my diagnosis of MS and 2and 1/2 years for PD. How exciting! I get to have 2 chronic illnesses! The problem with having these illnesses is the fear of the future. So I spend my waking hours worrying about what’s going to happen. So far, I’ve lived a pretty normal life. Thank god , I have mild cases. I mean, if you saw me, you would never think I had any illnesses.
I’m 61 years old and have three grown children. I’ve been separated from my husband Barry for almost 9 years. We are good friends. I had a boyfriend for 8 years. Bob was the greatest, however, things didn’t work out. I miss him! I’ll talk about that another time. I take lot of pills everyday. Not fun! The real problem with me is my anxiety and depression. So we are trying a new prescription. Oh no! More side effects! I just want to wake up with a sense of joy and peace. My psychiatrist says that I have to “own” the PD. I think I haven’t done that yet. That’s what’s causing my anxiety. So this is the first day I am going to try to own my PD! No wonder I’ve had so much fear. I don’t have to prove to anybody that I don’t have these illnesses.
I have to say….. Today I woke up without that nervous feeling in my belly! Yay! I took my morning pills, drank my coffee, paid some bills, and now getting ready to work out.
Be back later……