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Off Track

Off Track

Knocked Off Course
Striving To Get Back On Track

For many years I have been on a bumpy path. Being derailed numerous times since my hemorrhagic stroke in 2008 does not discourage me. I continue to maintain my objectives and slowly move forward. Keeping my eye on well-established goals and managing a tight and strenuous schedule is essential to regaining my former life. Throughout this journey, I often hear I must accept my new normal.

I cringe as I respond - Absolutely not!

Fact: I am tired of talking about my health. 
Fact: I must focus on my health.

I am always seeking new ways to regain my graceful mobility and decrease pain. So last May, I added new treatments to my rehabilitation program. This long-term commitment takes time away from my painting and writing. Now it's time to refocus on these disciplines. 

Fact: Therapy is exhausting.
Fact: Lack of time.

Yes, I am presently off track and am anxious to step back on and follow a new path. 

Promise to Self: I will find the time and energy - no excuses accepted. 

And if I stumble? I will get back up and go forward step by step. 

Result: Being accountable.

  • Post author
    Debra Levine

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  • Jul 27, 2021

    Oh how I can relate to your obstacles and determination to over come them. I have not been off track nearly as long as you, but I can fully relate to this blog and it gives me the hope and drive I need to push myself to the limits. Life can be hard at times. I look at this as a test to see what I am made of. Debra you are the inspiration I need!

    — Keith A Jones

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