Updated September 2011, I started this blog a little over two years ago. I was a year into my cervical traction routine when I knew I needed something to motivate me, hold me accountable. My traction schedule now averages about twice a week, when I started it was daily and I pretty much hated it. My attitude is much better these days and it’s mostly due to this blog. I’ll leave what I originally posted about myself below and how this got started if you care to read more. Thanks for checking out my blog!
I think it’s rude and boring to talk about yourself but here goes…….the older I get the more easily distracted I become. Despite how fast my body wants to let me down I hope to still give ok advice and try to maintain being a decent listener. I’m a big fan of the television show The Office. I think one of the greatest things in life is to have friends or family over, share good food and conversation, in any order.
I want to believe I can write……..(here comes a warning) but to really write l have to lock myself in a closet for days on end to be able to concentrate enough to maybe produce a sentence or two. But I’m not doing that for this blog, rather I’m typing my thoughts while I sit in traction for my neck. So these posts could be very random, very silly, very stupid, very selfish, very much nothing. But since I have to do this in order to keep the ability to feel my hands and arms I’m going to fool myself and let myself think I might have something to say that someone else would want to read and I’ll skip the closet part of my writing process if you don’t mind.
So as for this blogging stuff for now I’m taking things slow, as I get more comfortable with the notion of typing random thoughts for dare I be so bold, anyone to read, I’m sure I’ll post more about myself and “my story.” I’m a bit of a chatter box so once I get warmed up there won’t be any stopping me. For now, I’m just getting used to saying I have a disability like one in five Americans. I’m working on not letting it define me and trying to find my place in the world, maybe just like you.
Thanks for reading these words, it is cool to think there’s someone out there while I’m sitting here tied up!
(really it’s not that bad, just sometimes annoying, confining and a good reminder that nothing is a given, except, death, taxes and traction)
It’s all good girlfriend!!!! Hang in there. Literally, from the traction hook.
Thanks! Some days it’s harder to hang than others but in the end it’s just about doing it.
Love your pet commentary – I needed that laughter, thanks!!! Now I’ll go home and feed my nine cats that live in my yard thinking of you.
Here kitty, kitty…….