Had a spinal injury when I was 28, years past and have many diseases and 3rd stage of MS. Now I am 51 started a heart ministry on my own 10years ago to help inspire and encourage anyone with homemade hearts, hand stitched with words of hope and edge beaded. Hand written letters and it is something I will always do. Also do art to express the pain, get in touch with creative side and go for it... Married 26 years to someone I have known since 1st grade and out of work now for 3 years, has been a care giver since I was 28, but we get by, we live very simple and God takes care of the rest. I was in a wheelchair for over 1 year and I just rolled in faith, now I know how the cartoon character, Fred Flinstone felt, no brakes, got to watch those hills, strength is my joy even through the hardtimes. "Hardships Equal Character" When people see me all they see is the "Tremor", not what these diseases/illinesses/syndromes are doing. "Silent Stress", invader of the body, but not my spirit. Have a tremor entire right side, the left side needs too catch up!!! Found perfect blend of humor and my faith and I can do anything, it just takes longer.. This helped restore my faith and helped take the focus off me and write from my heart. Being dysleztic I never thought I would ever be able to write, although, God speaks to my heart and I just put pen to paper.
I had a scary attack Thursday night. I lost my strength on both sides, which has only happened once before. Most times it is one side or the other, but 80% of the time it is my right side. By Friday night around 8:00pm, I had recovered my strength, but this morning at about 10:00am I lost the strength again, but this time only on my right side. My body feels like I have cement poured on it. I should also let you know that I have Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue also.
I am looking forward to making new friends, and to inspire one another and share our strengths.