Are We There Yet?


joy murray art~stories~life

When I go through an illness, I like to wait until it’s over or I’ve adjusted to it before I start to talk about it.  For most of my life, since I was 16, I’ve had a neurological condition that defied diagnosis.  It started with seizures, then I developed weakness in my lower limbs  For a while it was possible Multiple Sclerosis, but I was diagnosed as “abnormal.”  When I was 46, after a thin slice MRI of my spine, they found a lesion in my thoracic spine (as well as a fracture vertebrae,) and diagnosed me with Transverse Myelitis.

IMG_20180108_0003_NEW Journal cover from 2005

The good thing about that diagnosis was that while my nerve damage couldn’t be repaired, it wasn’t degenerative.

Only it was.  Subtly at first.  A lot of my decreasing my mobility was blamed on increasing osteo-arthritis in my lower limbs.  I made a progression from cane…

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3 responses to “Are We There Yet?

  1. mmerce60

    The drawings tell it all!


  2. Thanks for the reblog and all the likes and feedback. Sketching and support are the best medicine

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