I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS in 2010. As an extra treat, in 2005, I was diagnosed as bipolar. As you may see my brain is not working as well as it should. My father suffered the same disease and he was the same age as I (54) when MS really kicked in. The stories here can tell you more. Welcome.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
HAWMC April 8 Souvenirs
For the WEGO Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge #HAWMC
What is an item you have kept with you that reminds you of an important time in your life?
Well, as Rod Stewart said, "every picture tells a story, don't it?"
So here are some....
This picture shows two bookends (Lincoln) and a bust of JFK, and in the background is a baseball jersey. All made by my sister Barbara who died of cancer in 1991. I can look at these and see her every day. And in my grand niece's laugh.
The picture on the left (taken with a Polaroid Swinger - talk about throwback!) is the only one I have of my dog in the 1960s and 70s. The sketch I found at a craft fair and was amazed how much it looked like Cookie (that was her name) . This life was the most dominate one of my early days and her loss after 11 years of loyalty and love crushed me for a long time. I had to face the next years of insanity alone - first my father's neurological problems, and then my mother's decline into depression and death. I have inherited both disorders. I could use my dog now. But sometimes in my dreams she walks into my room and we talk. That's nice. I still have her walk chain.
OK, that's my first attempt at this. I have been away for a while, but I shall return. Maybe even tomorrow.