September 1 st…

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Janet said something to me the other day that really hit home, Janet being a new friend and mentor on this challenging but ultimately rewarding journey, I started this very detailed journey to health on September first 2017 so from here on in that date will always be my New Years day. I think the majority of people on Earth celebrate the second each year passes to the next. A tradition without any real meaning, I’m not criticising others because it’s something I’d done for most of my life, or should I say for most of my healthy life. Since about 2007 a few years after I was diagnosed with MS  I’d stopped drinking because it’s hard enough moving normally so getting a little “merry” with alcohol was definitely not a good thing. The festive period doesn’t really mean anything to me now, it’s no big deal, I’m more focused on saving my life, that’s not an exaggeration, it’s true, having multiple sclerosis stops you doing most things and makes the things you can do totally exhausting. Standing up and desperately clinging to the furniture and door frames while your legs are struggling to keep you up just to get to the loo totally fatigues me big time. Living is not really living, it’s existing, so this journey is the most important journey I’ve ever been on, I don’t know exactly how long it will take to get to my destination, I don’t have a map or GPS to show me the way although I do have directions. In some ways it’s a bit like the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, follow the yellow brick road, the destination in my case is a town called Healing. So when 99% of people in the civilised world celebrate one second into Jan 1st 2018 I’ll probably be reading or watching a movie, my celebrations will always happen on September first.



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