As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"


I am thankful for...

A couple of friends and I were talking earlier this month about the things we are thankful for. (It is Thanksgiving around the corner before Christmas.)


The conversation turned to being thankful for trials with one's comment about being thankful that she and her immediate family live so far from family and lifelong friends now…

…because it allows her to grow and develop new friendships (okay, I'm paraphrasing.)

Another said she is thankful for the extra time she has (Really, I don't have extra time either, but she feels she does.)…

…because it helps her to be more creative and productive…

Wow, it's taken me a couple of days to come up with one I feel I can share here. My first response mirrored theirs with most of my family living many hours away and all. BUT…

I am thankful for the rain (we get a lot of that here)…

…because it pretty much keeps me homebound.

I am thankful that my car is not reliable at this time…

…because it keeps me homebound.

I am thankful for crummy health…

…because it keeps me homebound.

I am thankful for doctors that care for me…

…because their instructions keep me homebound.

Seeing a pattern here yet?

Okay, I am thankful for being homebound…

…because…sooner or later I run out of excuses and really get some quality writing done…(1000 words in my WIP today)

And hopefully this spring my publisher will smile at me and say, "I'm thankful that you were homebound…"

What are you thankful for?

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