When diagnosed 7 years ago with Multiple Sclerosis, my neurologist told me I’d had MS for 25 years. Why didn’t I know it before? He said that I was a master at unconscious adapting – my nervous system and brain adapting, creating new pathways, and my creativity in finding alternate ways to do stuff. Adapting to maintain. Now as my balance and my left leg strength diminish, I’m adapting again. I’ve left my job as well to find a better balance in my life. More adapting. This time it’s more conscious adapting. Building my core strength, compensating for my lack of proprioception (the fifth sense of knowing where your body is), and continuing to meet my personal mission. Before I was diagnosed I composed my mission: Increase the sense of balance patients, caregivers, and clinicians feel as they work together toward best health. So, balance as not falling and life in harmony – yours and mine. Magic levers of best health: balance, harmony, adapting. Onward!
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