May, might be Inevitable, but it doesn’t mean NOW!

The most damaging word upon Diagnosis?

Is the word “May’

There is a difference between the words”Will” and “May”.

It seems upon diagnosis we forget that.

It frustrates the hell out of me when Parkies, newly diagnosed or not, focus so much on what ”May” happen that they fail to see what is happening to them right now!

There is a saying that “We only live once.” Well actually, we only die once.

WE LIVE EVERY DAY!

Death is inevitable.

The Inevitable Navigation System: ‘You have arrived at your destination.’

From the moment of our birth we are closer to our demise.

There is a myriad of events that will occur to us in between. Some planned, some by chance.

Some things may happen to us, but

WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ALSO

“MAY NOT”

Yes we must try and prepare for the future but hopefully not at the expense of the “NOW”.

For it is how we live in the “NOW” that will dictate what “MAY” come our way in the future.

The best way to live with our diagnosis? As hard as it can be sometimes is to ;

Find the enjoyment in the NOW

I use to tell my kids that ” Tomorrow, Today will be Yesterday.”

So in order to have positive memories that we can cherish and in order to have a future we want to look forward to,

Well that may depend,

NO it will depend,

On how much we live in the,

NOW!

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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