I’M NOT PERFECT…BUT I WILL TAKE NORMAL
MY HOLY SH#T MOMENT
I don’t write a lot of personal blogs but when I do it’s for a purpose. It’s meant to inspire, challenge and even question. Not everyone will like what I have to say but for those that I can inspire it is all worth the criticism. This is definitely one of those blogs.
I am not perfect!!! WTF? Who said?
Well, the doctor did.
It was a routine eye appointment that led to a specialist that led to an MRI that led to holy sh#t a referral to the MS clinic. Yes that is the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. Did not see that one coming.
TAKE IT ALL IN STRIDE
Now, MS is a tricky disease and I never do anything easy so why start now? I can drop a bunch of medical jargon and make myself sound so smart but that’s not the purpose of this blog…it’s to prove a point (beyond the I’m not perfect revelation!)
SO LESLIE, WHAT IS THE POINT?
There are so many emotions and questions that can come with news that you may have a disease but I never let them control me. I believe that you have control over your body and your mind plays a huge roll in this. I’m a glass half full girl and wanted to do everything to make sure that if I did have MS that I was going to delay, hold off or eliminate any symptoms or episodes. I move, I lift, I love and I nuture. This has been a very tough year in many respects for me, but man, I love life and I am blessed to be in the situation I am. I have the ability to teach and inspire others!
WANT THE GOOD NEWS?
I went to my appointment at the MS clinic (this was a 6-8 months process from first eye appointment to the MS clinic) and went through further exams and was told
YOU ARE NORMAL.
A year ago I would have kicked someone’s teeth in for even suggesting I was normal, but those 3 words I embraced and I am very grateful for. I have follow up appointments in a year but I will keep doing what I am doing and what I am doing is kicking ass!
I run half marathons, I strength train and I have fun! Combined with my clean eating I have no doubt that this is the reason I am NORMAL and I plan on being that for ever…sprinkled with a little bit of Leslie sass.
NEVER GIVE IN
Don’t accept negative in your life. It can only defeat you and your immune system.
Don’t stop moving. It’s a stress relief and feels so good.
Don’t believe you can’t. You can. Whether it’s MS, Rheumatoid arthritis, Muscular Dystrophy, Depression anything…keep moving because you can.
Keep your body and mind strong and be amazing!