Rebuilding the Foundations
I have spent a lot of time in hospitals over the last three years. It got to the stage where I started taking my camera with me in the hope of capturing some of my experiences.
This didn’t really work as it helps to be able to see clearly and be able to control your limbs and hands in order to take good photographs. (Who knew?)
This image is one of the few that I’ve managed to capture in hospital – two decorators strolling down one of the numerous corridors. However, it seemed a fitting analogy of my current state.
I am currently in the middle of my longest hospital admission to date. This is the first time that my illness is actually being treated, rather than being investigated.
And I recently found out that they’re extending my stay by another two weeks due to a bed space opening up.
And the best bit about this development? It means I skip the one year waiting list that exists for follow up treatment (Whoop! Whoop!).
torture work that is being done to my body is what I will use to rebuild my body in the hope of achieving some kind of balance in my health.
I am learning to retrain the pathways in my brain and the way they speak to my body, in the hope of improving my quality of life.
The next year will be tough (as the doctors keep reminding me).
There is no cure for what I have.
But if I work diligently on tidying up my internal functions – teaching my body to relearn what normal movement is, there will come a time when I can do more than just suffer through the pain and dysfunction. Rather than existing, I can live!
I am working towards a time when I can walk down the street, unaided. And as each part of my body works correctly together to enable me to take step after step, the movement will act as confirmation that: I am the wonder of the ages. I am magnificence!
I look forward to a time when my body once again matches my spirit in looking something like this:
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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”.