2017 recap

Surely I can consider 2017 a complete wash…

I fell off a ladder while running network cable and broke my elbow, meaning it broke off and lodged in my tricep. Three days after my last physical therapy session the back right shock on my motorcycle popped off and all 700 pounds came to rest on my right foot. The good news is the bike was fine but my right foot was crushed by the bike. Four plates and 8 screws is keeping it together…As of June 2018 I have been cleared to start exercising.

2018 has been good so far, they have decided I do not have MS but Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) https://ulf.org/adrenomyeloneuropathy-amn/

I am waiting on medication now to manage the symptoms which happens to be the same as what I would have received for MS.
as of December 2017 I no longer consult for the Magic Foundation but have found a new home with Adrenal Insufficiency United and accepted a position on the board of directors.
When I give up strange things happen, I reconnected with someone I knew in High School, she’s smart, funny and accepts me for who I am which is no small feat.

I like to end things with songs I like. Enjoy

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The fight continues?

I’m still here but I somehow figured I would be better by now but life doesn’t work out that way. Not even close….

Reality has outpaced my imagination at this point, 2016 ended with a divorce.

There she was, 8th grade and I knew that was it. Years passed and I finally got a  date, then another and before you know it marriage. Time is a funny thing,  20 years passed in the blink of an eye and then it’s gone.

2017 has to be my year!

Ok, nope…lets do multiple sclerosis! Maybe it’s good to know why getting the hormones replaced didn’t help and I continued to get worse. I will treat this like everything else and figure out what to do in this new phase of my life. OR, maybe I will grow a big beard and me and my dog will get a cabin in the woods and yell a squirrels. As always, my body is an asshole : ) Hopefully there will be more blog entries to post as I start treatment for MS.

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My other Family

We know participating in martial arts can foster a kind of community but for me it’s more than that for me it’s family, something that’s been there as long as I can remember. I had hid for the most part how sick I really am and even though I am away from class for extended periods of time (years) I am always met with open arms. This is not the only reason I still fight to get better but it’s a very important one. I long to be back in class….I start a new therapy soon but if it does not work I know I am always welcome and there is something to be said for that.

So I have to give credit where credit is due and thank a role model and friend Jordan, his mother Marie and my brothers and sisters Dayne and Cindy for having always been there.

It’s important to keep fighting

Randy

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