Quality of life?

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

How can we understand the words “Quality of life” when the definition of quality means something different to us all ?

My doctor kept telling me “This or that would improve my quality of life”.

I asked him, “What he thought was bad about my quality of life at the present time?”

He replied “Nothing that he knew of, but this drug or that treatment would improve it.”

That confused me.

What defines my quality of life?

Physical Movement problems?

Communication problems?

Sleep problems?

Lack of Ability to dress one self?

Can’t Feed one self?

Limited Relationships?

No Freedom to travel?

No sex life?

Bladder or bowel control problems?

No job?

At one time in my life I had all of the above.

But hell, I was only one ! Yet I have had a terrific 61 years(now more) since then!

So is quality of life, measured by what has happened to me in the past, and how as of today I have supposedly bettered myself from yesterday?

If so, then that means I alone have the ability and control to make my life today, better than my life yesterday. With that ability and knowledge, My quality of life, is What I make it to be!

I can’t control my future. I can only control the “NOW’.

It is up to me to make my”NOW” the best it can be.

I must always give my best of what I have now! It may not be the best I have ever done, but it is the best I can do now.

By always giving my best today, I will ensure that I have quality over my yesterday.

But then again what do I know? I have a chronic brain disease!

Published by Parkinson's My Super Power

My name is Ian Robertson, I was diagnosed with parkinson's May of 2012. I started taking medication May 2016. I am active. I run, I dance, I curl, I hike, I bike, I skate and I am a Instructor for hockey goaltenders I am self employed. I married in 1982 and have three children, and 8 grandchildren.

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