A Few Words...

What is written here is my opinion and personal experience only. I am not qualified to give advice - medical, legal, or otherwise. Please be responsible and do your own research regarding treatments, diets, doctors, and alternative therapies.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

From My Perspective

Whatever you do, refuse to give this Stupid Disease any more of your precious time than it absolutely must take from you.  Direct your anger right back at it and use that energy to beat down fear and anxiety.  If it steals hours on end of time through debilitating vertigo and/or your hearing, look it right back in the face and, every minute you possibly can, get up and go about life to the very best of your ability.

Enlist the support of friends and family.  Let them know you are scared and that if you have an attack while out of your house, you might need their help.  Then go, do as much as you feel you can.

Do not fear the future.  Live today.  Be present in the moment, even when you are spinning.  Learn to meditate, breath, and stay calm even when the world is spinning, swaying, and whipping you around like a bucking bronco.

And when things are at their worst, remember two things: this too shall pass and suffering is the result of wanting things to be different than they are.

Build on this attitude by researching, learning, finding a trusted doctor, and, based on all of this, have a realistic attitude.  Don't ever give up, try new things, but also accept that you have a disease that has the potential to be one of the most disabling, non-life threatening conditions there is.  Be kind to yourself and love yourself where you are.  Things change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but they always change.  

Be grateful for all you do have: a warm bed to lie in, a bucket to barf in, clean water to drink when you need it, and nourishing food when you can finally keep it down.  Think of those who suffer worse things in third world countries, people who have been abandoned, mothers whose children don't have enough food to eat or a roof over their heads.  When my world is spinning, these thoughts help me to have perspective and realize things really could be worse.

All the rest will fall into place.

1 comment:

  1. beautifully said... I admire those who do not become victims! : )