As Seasons Pass
It has been a funny summer, not funny haha but funny strange. Everything in the garden was 2 to 3 weeks behind. There were virtually no June bugs but the clouds of mosquitos were vicious. Even the momma Raccoon, Rockie, kept her babies out of sight until they were only slightly smaller than her. Every season has its challenges, expectations and triumphs. And so followed my summer.
After my March of Dimes presentation to a group of ABI survivors my summer seemed to roll out before me like a straight and narrow pathway. Other than planning for two day visits from our Bermudian son and his wonderful girlfriend, and our dear friends from St. Augustine, Florida, I felt it was a good time to work with my doctor to make adjustments to my medication regiment. No matter how much they tell you it will be a challenging couple of months, I now know you have to personally go through it to understand the disruption these type of changes can cause. Moodiness, increased anxiety, wanting to escape from your family, close friends, even your therapists, the impact of noise, changes in weather pressure… and so on, I felt my days had been turned upside down. Has it been worth it? A resounding YES!
As we approach fall, a new season of change, I am slowly beginning to feel closer to the me I was in my “New Normal”. It will still take another couple of months of adjustments to my dosages of medications but the difficult moments are becoming shorter and easier to manage. So if you are experiencing changes and challenges, as you move through this ABI journey, it will become easier, believe me, as someone who is going through it now.