Posted in Archive, October 2013

Short Term Goals

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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!

I 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!

 

Author:

I'm 27 years old, a mother, author, partner and spoonie. I suffer from Dystonia,POTS, EDS, Osteoarthritis and Lyme Disease. I have set up my blog to help spread awareness and bring light to this condition. This blog will be full of all my experiences that happen during my dystonia and chronic illness journey, from natterings, musings, moans, laughs, highs and lows. :-) It will be a little bit of everything

3 thoughts on “Short Term Goals

  1. 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. 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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