RAMBLING ON, A SELF REMINDER.

 
HI JOURNAL,
 
THIS BEING A SUPPORT GROUP,
FOR A PROGRESSIVE CONDITION,
NOTWITHSTANDING.
 
WITH EVERYONE HAVING ISSUES,
AND MORE TO DEAL WITH,
OTHERS JUST WANTING TO HEAR,
THEMSELVES TALK.
SOME WITH MUCH TO OFFER,
SOME JUST ON THE TAKE.
SOME COMPLAINING AND MOANING,
ABOUT THE SMALLEST OF SYMPTOMS,
WHEN IT WOULD BE EASIER AND BETTER,
TO JUST GET ON WITH IT.
 
I HEAR, SENSE AND SEE ,
CLINICIANS BEING CRITICIZED,
FOR VARIOUS THINGS,
MAINLY FOR NOT BEING MIRACLE WORKERS.
 
WHILE SOME OF MY PEERS ARE DOING,
MUCH TO HELP THEMSELVES,
OTHERS, NOT APPLYING ANYWHERE NEAR ENOUGH,
EFFORT TO HELP THEMSELVES,
EXPECTING MEDICATION AND CARERS,
TO DO THINGS FOR THEM.
 
IT ALL SEEMS SO SAD,
I SURE COULD USE,
A LITTLE GOOD NEWS TONIGHT.
 
THINGS SEEM SO HEAVY,
CAN WE NOT BE LIGHT, BRIGHT AND BUOYANT.
CAN WE NOT LAUGH AND LIFT OUR SELVES,
AS WELL AS EACH OTHER.
 
MY STRONGEST ASSET,
IS MY ABILITY TO LAUGH AT MYSELF.
I DO IT OFTEN,
I LOVE A GOOD BELLY LAUGH,
I DON'T TAKE MYSELF SO SERIOUS.
 
MEDICATION IS ESSENTIAL,
SO TOO IS A POSITIVE ATTITUDE,
AN 'I CAN DO SPIRIT' ,
TOGETHER WITH AN OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK.
 
I THINK, FEEL AND BELIEVE,
THERE ARE THREE WAYS,
 TO MANAGE AND DEAL,
 WITH THIS IMPOSTOR I CALL PARKINSON'S CONDITION,
THEY ARE,
ATTITUDE, ATTITUDE AND ATTITUDE,
 
SELF BELIEF, MENTAL STRENGTH,
TOGETHER WITH TOTAL COMMITMENT,
THIS IS THE WAY I CHOOSE TO,
TRAVEL THE JOURNEY.
THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE,
 I TEND TO THINK IT IS JUST COMMON SENSE,
IT IS FREE AND AVAILABLE TO EVERY ONE,
YET I DON'T WISH TO LOOK TOO GOOD,
OR TALK TOO WISE. 
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY,
BRAND NEW TOO.
NOT YET BROKEN IN TO.
I AM GOING TO HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW,
TO MATCH THE GREAT DAY TODAY HAS BEEN, 
 IT'S MY CHOICE THERFORE I CHOOSE TO DO SO. 
 
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PSullivan
PSullivan

Stewart I just read this... You are absolutely right... Sometimes i feel so ashamed when i get sucked into a downer rut.. i\'m not there long but i shouldn\'t be there at all. I work very hard to be positive. I love my doc and have faith in him. I do question med choices but i think that\'s a good thing. Sometimes when other things weigh in to life (like my father in law in the hospital not doing well at all) it makes the weight of the PD heavier but in fact it\'s not it\'s the same and i need to just carry on... i have missed you friend and the way you have of making me see the positive side. thank you.. paula