Blazing A Trail
The opening task for this year’s Photo Challenges is to present an image that depicts “beginning”. I chose this specific shot as it speaks to my current circumstances.
In a couple of months, I will be admitted into hospital for treatment of my Functional Movement Disorder. This will be the first time in two and a half years that I will be entering hospital to treat rather than investigate my illness. It is a somewhat daunting prospect.
The great news is that I have been accepted onto the rehabilitation programme. That is amazing in itself as acceptance is only extended to those the doctors feel will respond to the treatment and gain some improvement.
But I have been warned that there is no guarantee of the level of improvement. The process will be long and slow; and for a few months, will increase the level of suffering that my body is undergoing.
And so for this process, I have to set my mind and thoughts to act like the confetti in the image. The hope that this treatment will help me unite with my body; will help me find balance, is strong. But I have to take that excitement over the threshold of the admission (and pain) and into the every day.
My mantra for 2014 is “I am the wonder of the ages. I am magnificence!”. And hopefully by the end of the year, this will be evident in my being physically stronger, regularly walking, occasionally dancing and able to function in my daily life.
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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.