Acting Still…

Bertha’s…on a roll again…this time…she’s reminding me…to be still…to goGranny's Rocker within…she’s been doing it in interesting ways…

Headaches…three days this week…reminding me…that all the things I thought I had to do…I really didn’t…she says that the body has a way…of getting your attention…when you aren’t listening to anything else…

Then…there was an article that I was to write for…Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond Magazine…the topic was…action…but…Bertha…only reminded me…that being still…is an action…and that’s what the post will about…

And…of course…there have been several posts on Facebook…all about taking time…going within…resting…recuperating…

So…I’m getting the message…no…I can’t stop my world today and just sit in the contemplation chair…there are things that must be done…but…I can…stop and be still…before I get started…

And…now…I think…I’d like some time in Granny’s rocker…just to chill before I go…

Jane

In Living Chiari…

September is Chiari Awareness Month…yesterday…I asked my friend to remind me to write about it today…he didn’t…it did…by waking me up with…a headache…

Two-and-a-half years after surgery…I am doing remarkably well…I am able to work every day…exercise…and…live what I consider to be a normal life…my MRIs are good…my neurosurgeon says I’m doing great…

Does this mean I’m symptom free…

No…

And…I never will be…that’s just the way it is…funny thing is…sometimes…I can’t tell what is…Chiari…and…what is just…life

Take this headache for example…most people with Chiari have headaches…that was probably my major symptom…along with numbness…but…a lot of other people have headaches…that do not have Chiari…so…how do I know…

Bertha…says…I don’t…I can’t…because…I can never be a person…who doesn’t have…Chiari…it’s as simple as that…

She says…it’s the perpetual…chicken or the egg question…the one that never gets answered…

And…she says…it really doesn’t matter…at this point…if my headache is Chiari related or not…it’s just a headache…and…the only question is…what do I do about it

Of course…she goes on…to relate that to my life in general…reminding me…it doesn’t matter how things got to be…the way they are…in any situation…the only question is…what do I do about it

Hmmm…

Jane

PS…please take the time to click on the Chiari link…for more information regarding this underdiagnosed condition…