It is time to catch you up on another week in the life of The Tawny as I travel the unchartered waters toward the ultimate removal of my baclofen pump. I shared more in posts about the symptoms of my illness that are more noticeable after breaking the half-way mark of these intrathecal baclofen dose reductions.
I am still driving a car, walking with a cane, and moving forward in this life in spite of the decision to remove the pump. I am continuing to make gains with each loss every week and did the stairs at the Homeless Emergency Project with Duke better than I did three weeks ago on Wednesday.
In recent weeks, I have alluded to the magic of the water and the magic of feeling gratitude, but I really want to try to express that gratitude a bit more adequately today. I am humbled by the show of support, acceptance and love I feel from the people in my life.
Whether I have seen you recently or not, whether I have met you in person or not, I feel you pulling for me.
I am not sure how to respond to so many rallying around me—it is not anything I have ever felt, nor is it something I am used to. It was there in the past, although not to this degree, and I couldn’t see it, feel it, or embrace it.
Sometimes it feels pleasantly overwhelming to know that I have you in my corner, on my team, and in my life.
From needy Tawny to grounded Tawny, you have not missed a beat. Cranky Tawny, vulnerable and raw Tawny, obsessive Tawny, overwhelmed Tawny…
I said once—pretty sure I even blogged just this—that gratitude is the elixir to whatever ails us. It might not be the cure-all, but it sure is the next best thing to a cure.
What sums up this week more than anything else is that I am grateful for water, my stationary bike and for you!
- Seriously?! I forgot?! (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Let Your Dog Pick Your Friends (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Dogs, Babies and Baclofen (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- 35%, Clocks and Docs (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- From Fascination to Freaking Out (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Stairs are NO match for The Tawny (thetawny.wordpress.com)
- Summing it up Sunday #2 (thetawny.wordpress.com)