Redefining Disability Challenge – MID-YEAR UPDATE AND FUTURE GOALS

Hello blogger friends and welcome. Here is another post for the redfng-disblty2Redefining Disability Challenge started by Rose B. Fischer. If you click on the image to the left, you can see exactly what it’s all about and feel free to join. Answer as many of the 52 questions as you like, or the ones that pertain to you. There is no time limit. Answer them in one post, one a day, a week, or whatever fits your needs.

I’m going to spread the questions out over the remainder of the year since a lot of the questions pertain to me already. For today’s post I’m going to answer question(s) 21 .

  1. Free post day! — Write about anything on your mind today. Any topic that the series doesn’t cover, anything going on in your life related to disability, something you’re excited for, something you’re frustrated about.

I love the free post days this Challenge gives us. Since we’re nearing the end of June, I thought I’d give you all an update on how my year has been so far and some of the goals I’ve had tinkering around in my brain. Haha.

The year has had its ups and downs for sure, but generally has been fairly stable. The mere fact that I’m still able to enjoy life, speaks volumes. I’ve completed my physical therapy stint for the year back in April, and am currently midway through my Speech Therapy module for the year. My therapist says I’m doing really well and the strategies I first learned are coming back to me quickly.

After four and a half years, I’m finally cleared by my neurologist to drive again. I haven’t suffered a seizure in almost a year. I’ll need to remain on anti-seizure meds for at least two years before my neurologist will even consider lowering the dosage. I can live with that…for now. I’ve been able to keep my depression and anxiety under control and have been using meditation to help me through some of the rougher times.

I’ve met all my writing goals so far this year and am ecstatic about that, though my social media presence has taken a bit of a hit. I’m making a conscious effort to work on that. It’s one of my goals.

I have a HUGE goal I will be striving for, although I don’t know when I will be able to make it a reality. I would one day like to enter the story of my recovery in the Neuro Film Festival, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation. The 2016 entries start at the end of the year, but I don’t think that will be doable for me. I’ll have to research some more.

If not, I’ll definitely set my sights on the 2017 Neuro Film Festival.  😀

How has your year gone so far? Have you had any improvements in your condition or treatment options? Have you set future goals for yourself?

I’m reaching for the stars guys, I hope you are too!! Until next time…




12 thoughts on “Redefining Disability Challenge – MID-YEAR UPDATE AND FUTURE GOALS

  1. loricarlson66

    You’ve done great so far this year Eva… definitely time to celebrate your successes 🙂 Good luck with that film festival… set your goal for it in January and give yourself a long time to work on it… best wishes!


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