Being Stubborn about Muscular Dystrophy
I was diagnosed with GNE Myopathy, a form of Muscular Dystrophy, in my late twenties. It is untreatable, and progressively weakening my legs and arms. I know that I only have a few years until I need to use a wheelchair, so I asked myself what I wanted to see when I looked back on this part of my life.
I'd always wanted to travel, so I packed up everything and went to India and Asia for three months this year, with just a walking stick for company. It was really physically (and mentally) challenging, but I am so glad I did it. I was stubbornly determined to at least try, and I proved to myself that I can still do hard things, even if I have to adapt and slow down my approach somewhat.
Now I am building a life that will make me happy, even as I face increasing mobility issues. Things can feel very difficult, but I'm determined to keep finding the best in every situation.