I am finding it extremely difficult to stay positive when there is so much hatred in the world especially when it affects my family. Our daughter, who recently converted to Judaism, is so heartbroken about the anti-semitism on full display in this country and around the globe as am I. It's a helpless feeling as a parent when your kids are traumatized by a random act of violence and no amount of consoling can calm their fears that the same fate might await them someday. It's hard for me to assure her that she and her new family will be okay when I'm feeling the same uncertainty and anxiety about the state of the world these days. All these negative emotions play havoc on anyone's health so I am of course worried about her stress level while she juggles a new marriage, a demanding career and all the new challenges being thrown at her right now. I hope that she can remain calm but observant, diligent but relaxed and will always remember the only way to conquer hate is to love.
Both of my daughters sent the attached article which I would like to share with my readers. Multiple Sclerosis presents itself differently in almost everyone but there are some common symptoms to keep in mind. I am sorry that yet another celebrity has been diagnosed with this life altering disease but am thankful of the awareness she is creating by speaking her truth.
I am finally starting to feel like myself again after our daughter's busy wedding weekend getting into my healthy routines of hippo therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, eating right and working out as well as meditation and massage when I can. Taking care of myself is a full time job these days so I feel incredibly fortunate to have the time and determination to continue making my health a priority. Spending so many hours on my well-being used to feel overly indulgent but at this stage in my life, it's a necessity to maintain what little strength I still have after almost 23 years with MS. I can get down on myself for not being as mobile and energetic as other people living with this disease but I know I can't give in or give up on myself because I do not want to be in a wheelchair if I can help it. It seems like a full time job to stay as healthy as I possibly can but I'm up for the challenge because I'm worth it.
Planning and executing a wedding long distance is not an easy endeavor for anyone but we pulled it off. The whole weekend was like a magical fairytale from start to finish but I was not prepared for the emotional toll it would take on me. If you read my blog , you know that I've been trying to practice meditation and relaxation techniques to keep my body, mind and spirit healthy during this whole year and a half long process. I'm slowly starting to understand that there is no real way to fully prepare for the day your baby girl comes down the aisle into her life as wife and caretaker for her own family. I wish I had been able to walk better, talk to more people and dance with my sweet husband but by the time, the wedding was over, I was spent both physically and emotionally. I am sure that is how all mothers of the bride must feel afterwards though, whether they're dealing with a health challenge or not, so I need to cut myself some slack and revel in the sheer love that this day brought into our lives.
i decided to go in for 3 days of intravenous steroids this last week in preparation for our daughter’s weddding next week. I just wanted to have enough energy for all the festivities and to hopefully walk down the aisle unassisted. Although I do have a little more pep to my step, I don’t feel like myself.. Taking medications of any kind is always a tricky trade- off for me having to weigh the benefits against the possible side effects. The jury’s still out but I think I made the right decision.... keep you posted.
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