Posts Tagged ‘quality of life’

Maven of the dance floor

Written by on October 15th, 2013 – 1 Comment

My momma has always been a great dancer, and I learned from the best.  She lets the music take over and she floats over that dance floor…. or rather, she did.

She spent too much time cooped up on the top floor of an inaccessible home; too much time hopped up on more meds than you can count; too many hours in pointless doctors’ visits.

But last night… she danced.  In her new gogo-scooter at a family event… she ‘chair-danced’ a la Claire Huxtable, boppin’ her top half like the maven she is.

My step-dad was on top of the world.  She couldn’t stop smiling.  And all I could do was stand there and watch, mesmerized.

She hasn’t walked in 2 + years…. but last night, she danced.

Finding my ZEN

Written by on November 29th, 2011 –

Multiple Sclerosis/Stress, Multiple Sclerosis/Stress, Multiple Sclerosis/Stress – 3 words that seem to just “fit” together without question.  How many times have we all been stressed out or landed in the hospital and the doc looks at you and says “you have to learn to relax and not get stressed out” or my personal favourite, “I understand that you can’t see and you’re off work for 3 months but try and stay calm and not get stressed out” …. interesting statement?! (more…)