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Nothing Can Stand In My Way Except ME!!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Okay. My body and I have had a long talk.

We need to keep our motivation and positive attitudes.

Yesterday I went to the Doc to get the test results from the MRI/MRA on my head.

Some of you already know that I have been having terrible pains in my head. Not headaches; localized PAIN. Also blurry vision at times. Hence, the tests.

This has been going on with me for a number of years, but now it is much more severe and frequent.

The good news is that I have no tumors or aneurysm. That's good.

The bad news is that they are suspecting a nerve disease going on. Not much can be done about that except to have injections to hopefully take away the pain. It is called Occipital Neuritis.

There is a concern that PERHAPS that the disease has gone into the main optical nerve. That means I could possibly lose my vision.

More tests were done yesterday, and I will be going back in a couple of weeks to find out the results.

IN THE MEANTIME, I will continue living my life to the fullest.

I have absolutely no intention of laying around and feeling sorry for myself. Rather, my plan is to just keep on doing what I have been doing.

I will walk with my dog, explore trails I have yet to traverse, and do my art work.

I will continue to eat healthfully, exercise, and laugh out loude at least once a day.

I will attend Quilt Club, and make quilts (which I love doing!) for the kids battling cancer. I will even make quilts for myself, family and friends.

I will continue to look for different birds along the trails, and pay heed to their birdsong. That is always so very joyful.

I truly believe attitude is everything. If I keep joy in my heart, my mind will follow.

If I keep laughter as a part of my life, the little things won't be so annoying.

I'm the type of person that takes illnesses with a grain of salt, but let me break a shoe lace, and I'm all wrinkled up.

Have you ever noticed that big things are taken with calmness and acceptance, but when we burn the toast it is a big deal, and can ruin our entire day??

I love the saying "Don't sweat the small stuff. And it is ALL small stuff!

Now I must get off the computer and participate in my day.

Have a great one,! emoticon
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  • v GRANDMACOO
    Our Mom used to say that "laughter is good for the liver". I'm not sure where she came up with that, but we know it is good for our psyche and well-being. Positive attitudes help heal; I admire your spirit.
    1963 days ago
  • v KAYDE53
    Your good news IS good news!! Maybe, regarding your bad news, the diagnosis or prognosis will change. Or perhaps, they will come up with more or different treatments. Either way, you are taking the high road with the right attitude; that can make all the difference!!! You are in my thoughts & prayers!!! Keep taking the walks & making the quilts!! Good for you!! emoticon
    1964 days ago
  • v NOTFATCAT
    So sorry for what the docs have found. I know you will research and get additional tests and opinions before setting your course.
    Chin up and smile on.
    1964 days ago
  • v GETFIT2LIVE
    My friend, I am glad that there are no tumors or aneurysm--that is good news. I am praying, however, that this has not gone into the main optical nerve and that the injections or other treatment they come up with will take care of the pain. Keep me posted on the results of the additional tests, please. Attitude IS everything, and you have an awesome one. Love you, my FBC!

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    1964 days ago
  • v ON2VICTORY
    wow, you have some REAL strength! I dont know what it is but I have seen people battle some very serious conditions and take it with poise and grace i have yet to understand and then the rest of us like you said burn the toast and pow, it sets our day off to a bad start.

    its all about the perspective.

    you are a saint.
    1964 days ago
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