Fighting Dystonia, Chronic Lyme Disease & EDS Type 3… any questions?

Short Term Goals

As I have mentioned before my body does not react very well to me getting ill, even colds cause my Dystonia alien to act up more than usual. Therefore I have spent today spasming, having seizures and trying to find the energy to get things done. I have not slept well the last few nights which I know will be aggravating my symptoms – thankfully I have reflexology tomorrow which should help with my sleep.

I have spent a lot of time thinking today about goals. I have lots of long-term ones that I am determined to achieve, but it occurred to me today that I also needed short-term ones as well. Goals that would keep me motivated even when I am feeling under the weather and my body is at its worst. I have decided that my first goal will be to be to walk in my splints around the house by Christmas without crutches! As I am starting neurophysiotherapy soon I see no reason as to why this cannot happen. I was walking around the house last Christmas and I shall, with the aid of my splints, be walking by this Christmas.

There is a girl on my college course who I find very inspirational. Despite being young (17), she is coping amazingly well with a combination of different conditions. One of her issues is that she cannot feel her legs – she has some very limited feeling in her upper thighs but that’s it and yet with the help of crutches she walks. Now most of the time I can feel my legs, and I have the extra help of splints, so it is time to put them to good use and start walking!

ImageI know that I may not be able to walk every day due to my Dystonia aliens games, but I will walk as far as I can every day, whether that only be walking 2 footsteps or walking for 2 hours, I shall every day walk! And I shall do this by Christmas!

 

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Comments on: "Short Term Goals" (3)

  1. Franz Krämer said:

    The purpose what you have sat down is well chosen damn. You can fulfil it. With small steps you can create other purposes. You have the strength for it.
    I wish you that you reach the purposes everything.

  2. sandy evason said:

    Good for you, Becky. Just make sure you walk a bit and rest a bit, that may be enough to confuse the alien and, who knows, loosen its grip a little. Love and positive vibes coming your way. xx

  3. HI MY NAME IS MICHELE &I GUESS I HAVE A LIL DYSTONIA&I AM VERY INTERESTED IN UR SPILTS CUZ I AM 34&WALKEN WITH A WALKER&I DONT REALLY LIKE IT CUZ I HAVE NO SENSE OF DEPTH PERCIPITION AT ALL&VERY WOBBLY&SHAKEY I THINK I CAN DO THE CRUTCHES BETTER THAN THE WALKER!!!

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