Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Three little birds🎶

I'm moving  along, taking and titrating my meds, received my infusion last Wednesday, saw Dr Fellin, everything seems stable. I'll have a repeat brain MRI 1/27/15. The good news is that I feel terrific! Even as my bald self (which I'm told may not even grow back :( I've kept up with my exercising and yoga and resolve to keep moving.    I love to listen music while walking and yoga; and I find the music just as helpful! Something about when a favorite song comes on that instantly lifts your spirit. I also attribute my new found wellness to all of you, I'm so grateful for all your love, support and prayers.... You showered me with kindness that holds a special place in my heart... From delicious meals that kept my family well- fed, cards with inspirational quotes, gifts, money, carpooling rides for the kids, doing my bottomless pit of laundry, taking my kids all day so I could sleep, rides to the doctor, delicious treats, uplifting get well messages, help with my courses and committee work and most importantly your prayers. I'm not pretending that it's all over, I'm just grateful that today I feel terrific.

I often get questions "how long will the medicine work" or "what about the side effects of those powerful medications" and my reply is always "I'm just happy that today the meds are working, I feel terrific and don't really want to know (why worry more)." The future is unknown, for all of us actually, so I'm just going to continue taking one day at time and live in ignorant bliss. I have come to peace with my mortality, and wish/ hope/ pray that my days are mostly good ones in which I feel well, normal, without pain or disability. You don't think about health and wellness until you don't have it anymore. I'm so fortunate (Blessed) to have regained it. 
Thank you to my cheerleaders, always  sending good mojo my way, keeping me in your prayers, sending your love- it makes all the difference in the world! 

Love this song by Bob Marley (I sing it in my mind often):

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright.
Singing' "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Saying', ("This is my message to you")

Singing' "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singing' "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"

And these quotes...

Wherever you are, God put you there for a reason. Bloom where you are planted! 

There are two ways to exert one's strength: one is pushing down; the other is pulling up.