I thought I would start by telling why I chose this title.
All my life, I have been running, always busy and always talking.
In January of 2004, I was diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. But this blog is not about that; I have a separate blog for that called Living With ALS, which you are welcome to read too.
But since I am now confined to a wheelchair and cannot speak anymore, I have been forced to shut up and sit still, and reflect on my life as a boomer [born June 7, 1955]
I will first open with a paraphrase of a question posed by the John Cusack character in the film "High Fidelity"
WAS I MISERABLE BECAUSE I LISTENED TO POP MUSIC, OR DID I LISTEN TO POP MUSIC BECAUSE I WAS MISERABLE.....
Until 2004, I was an independent and active woman -- a former airline sales exec and then a high school educator. Then my body kept betraying me. I was finally diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease -- confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak. With life at a slower pace, I learned to live a more conscious and mindful life -- buying, eating and other choices. I listen instead of talking, and I observe instead of running and rushing.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Forced to Shut Up and Sit Still
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