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.
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
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,