I’ve recovered my equilibrium… (big word for a Sunday!)

Well, the last post I did I was a bit of a Negative Nelly. Sorry to all you Nellies out there! Or rather a Sad Sack Sue!

Sometimes it just takes having a bit of an offload to actually start to feel a bit better about life. Sure, Parkies is not the hand I would have chosen to be dealt, but it could be a whole lot worse! I know someone close to me who has a dear friend with Cancer. The prognosis is not great and I feel for them and for those who care about them.

It may sound callous, but I don’t mean to be, when I say that I am grateful to have a condition that is not necessarily life limiting. It is still possible to lead a reasonably long and full life – albeit with gradual deterioration – with this diagnosis. I have time to plan holidays and continue working and spending time with friends and family.

I have a lot to be grateful for and today I count my blessings. I think we all need to take stock from time to time and balance out the not so good (Parkies) with all the things we have that are positive in our lives.

I am blessed that:

  • I can still work and contribute to a team supporting people who really need – and mostly appreciate – my support.
  • I have a husband who loves me, cares for me and supports and encourages me to be the best I can be.
  • I have children and grandchildren who love me.
  • I have brothers and sisters-in-law who love me.
  • I can still write poetry and this Blog. Both of which are very important to me.
  • My Parkinson’s is a ‘slow burner’ so as long as I keep taking the medications, I should be OK for a while yet.
  • I can plan a wonderful trip with my husband and know that whatever happens we will be creating lots of lovely memories.
  • Although I have an injury to my leg, which is painful and annoying, it will heal and I will be able to recover some of my fitness.
  • I have people who follow this Blog and – I hope – they can find something in it to identify with and which helps them along on their own journeys.

So, I am done with the Sad Sack Sue in the meantime.

Not saying that she won’t pop up from time to time though!

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

2 thoughts on “I’ve recovered my equilibrium… (big word for a Sunday!)

  1. S.S. Sue is always welcome. We all totally understand that it’s simply not possible to be 100% upbeat , 100% of the time. Hope that your leg feels better soon.


    1. Thanks. It is important to be real in my posts. If I am not feeling positive or I am sad, angry, upset… etc I think it is important to acknowledge that. I’m hoping my leg is better soon too! I need to get back to the gym.


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