This is a little about what stress did to me and how I decided to fight back against two diagnoses that could have made me give up and apply for disability.
The First, back in 1997 being told that I had Fibromyalgia, and there was not much they could do for it except exercise and learn to deal with the pain. Get lots of rest etc.
BUT, I’m a fighter and would not lie down and accept this. LIFE CHANGE…. Start hunting for a doctor who knew about fibro and could do something. In comes Dr. James Craine, Chiropractor. Massage therapy, trigger point injections, and I’m back in the game, with knowledge and understanding of what I can do or NOT do, to stay active.
Now it was time to start living again. That, and helping any other MS patients with information and support. As well as the whole movement in getting CCSVI recognized in the United States.
My bottom line philosophy has always been that NO MATTER WHAT IS THROWN AT YOU, THERE IS SOME WAY TO MAKE IT AROUND THAT CORNER TO THE NEXT STRAIGHT AWAY.
In the past year I have taken up Scuba Diving, and thus a part time job in a dive shop. I have met some incredable people with a passion for life and diving. This enables me to travel to dive and meet with MS patients when I can. The best of both worlds.
Scuba Diving was just one more way for me to enjoy my love for the water. So Why NOT. To move forward in life you have to be willing to get out there and take the Giant Step. “Behold the Turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” James Bryant Conant