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Day 2241: Getting Tougher Along With The Times

When the going gets tough the tough get tougher– that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 10 :  53 AM on day 2241 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  have breakfast, pray, read Colossians 3:15,  and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    – yesterday Catherine Cook donated $25 and Dr. Ann Abraham donated $250 (thanks SO MUCH Catherine and Annaunty) which brings the total  raised to $8 461.04 only  $4 038.96 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ).

 

Today I’m feeling a bit fluey but I’m hanging in there and praying I’ll get better before Sunday (I’m going ziplining  for Smile Train at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour (please God make me feel better I hardly ever ask for anything for myself please)).

Day 1848: Sleep and Me

Sleep is very underrated – that’s what I have realized.

 

It’s  10 :  15 AM on day 1848 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read John 14, publish my Disability of the Day feature, have breakfast, learn one new thing – Jaguars are known to eat deer, peccary, crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, deer, sloths, tapirs, turtles, eggs, frogs, fish and anything else they can catch – and  read 7 Clever Responses to Stop Negative People from Whining – I love #6 and #7.

 

This morning I woke up from my first good night of sleep in what feels like forever and honestly I felt like a new person sleep is very underrated.

Day 1442: The Most Positive Sick Person the World Has Ever Seen

You can’t choose what happens to you but you can choose how you react to it – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12  : 28 PM on day 1442 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth,  feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast pray,  read Psalm 130, publish my Disability of the Day feature and have a foot massage – only I would be told to have a foot massage as part of treatment (sigh)

 

This morning I was feeling awful due to my foot infection until I decided to be the most positive sick person the world has ever seen I figured whining about being sick won’t make any less sick so why bother whining.  Do you always try to react to negative situations in a positive way?

Day 1440: When in doubt go check it out

When it comes to matters of health it’s best not to delay– that’s what I learned this morning.

 

It’s 3 : 20  PM on day 1440 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray,  read Psalm 128, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself egg with bread for breakfast,brush my teeth, and go to the doctor – I have another infection only this time it’s on my right foot (when it rains it pours).

 

This morning I finally got the cuts on my toes properly checked out and it’s a good thing I did because it turns out that those cuts are infected (yuck) it sucks that I now have to take medication but from this experience I have learned that when it comes to matters of health it’s best not to delay.

Day 1215: Mountain or molehill?

The mind makes mountains out of molehills – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s  2: 15 PM on day 1215 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  read 2 Chronicles 18, publish my Disability of the Day feature, go for a scan and go visit people.

 

Today I went for a scan and it showed the same thing that my blood test did that there is nothing wrong with me except for the fact that I’m underweight suffice to say I am a little embarrassed but grateful that there’s nothing wrong with me.

Day 1102: Valuing one’s body

God only gives each of us one body we have to take care of it – that’s what I keep learning.

 

It’s 12  : 10  PM on day 1102 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth, feed myself  boiled egg and All Bran Flakes  for breakfast,   pray, read 2 Samuel 5, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  spend time outside by myself, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, stretch my hamstrings and  tweet and Facebook about my campaign -I asked Jia Jiang who gave the talk Surprising Lessons From 100 Days of Rejection if he could check out my campaign hopefully he won’t reject me LOL but I’ll be okay even if he does 🙂

 

Last night I realized despite being relentlessly teased about my super healthy eating habits I’m doing the right thing by taking care of my body because for the rest of my life I will only have this body. Are you taking care of the body you’ve been given?

Day 1078: AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me

Everything in moderation. – Giada De Laurentiis

 

It’s 12  : 38 PM on day 1078 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  feed myself boiled egg and Bran Flakes  for breakfast,  read 1 Samuel 12,   publish my Disability of the Day feature and tweet and Facebook about my campaign -nobody donated so far today.

 

A while ago I watched AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me – a Ted Talk by AJ Jacobs who for a year followed every piece of health advice he could – it cracked me up it’s a must-watch for health nuts like myself. Watch AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me below:

Day 992: No matter how careful you are whatever is meant to happen will happen

No matter how careful you are whatever is meant to happen will happen – that’s what I keep learning.

It’s  5  :  07 PM on day 992 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, take off my dirty t-shirt and put on a clean t-shirt, pray,  practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, spend time with my family, feed myself a sweet potato and a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, read Deuteronomy 9,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, make sandwiches as part of Virginia’s Sandwich Run with our housekeeper’s help and  practice typing with both hands.

Today I realized once again that no matter how careful you are whatever is meant to happen will happen so I’m choosing not to freak out about every little thing regarding my health. Do you believe that if you do everything just right you can prevent bad things from happening?

Day 964: Cerebral Palsy and the importance of calcium

I should be more careful about what I eat and don’t eat– that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s  2  : 43 PM on day 964 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself bread and boiled egg for  breakfast, go to the doctor,  publish my Disability of the Day feature and feed myself pasta and chicken curry for lunch.

This morning I went to the doctor complaining of back pain and trouble urinating (I thought I had some sort of issues with my kidneys or something this is why you shouldn’t Google your symptoms) after he examined me he told me I had bone pain and proceeded to lecture me about the importance of calcium in my diet apparently because I move less than the average person my bones are weaker and my muscles are more likely to waste away faster so he put me on a multivitamin, a calcium supplement and painkillers and told me to eat well and drink plenty of water I suppose I should be grateful that there’s nothing seriously wrong with me but I can’t help feeling a little embarrassed I always seem to make mountains out of molehills when it comes to my health.

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Day 733

Don’t be afraid of being embarrassed – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s  3 : 35 PM on day 733 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go to the doctor – it was nothing serious (thank God) he didn’t even insist that I take antibiotics 🙂 – drink milk  by myself,   prepare and  publish my Disability of the Day feature and feed myself custard  for lunch.

Yesterday afternoon I felt a lump in my throat every time I swallowed and although my family reassured me that it was nothing and poked fun at my hypochondriacal nature this morning I insisted on seeing a doctor just to make sure my family was right and I was wrong and sure enough my family was right and I was wrong (my throat was a little irritated from when I chocked on juice on Thursday)  but the way I look at it the only things you can’t buy are your health and the  people in your life so better safe than sorry. Do you not insist on certain things because you’re too afraid of being embarrassed?

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