This statement may seem ridiculous given the statement I’ve created for Huntington’s disease (HD); “the cruelest disease on the planet”. I have not changed my mind regarding the statement but HD transformed my way of thinking, in a positive manner, really, without me even knowing it. WhatisHD
After I’d made the decision to marry John, who had an unknown gene status for HD, I realized, in order to not lose my mind with worry, I had to retrain my brain; first, to learn how to live in the moment. how-train-your-brain-think-differently
I learned to embrace what I had right in front of me; John, our love for each other, the life we were building together, and the hopes and dreams we hoped to achieve.
I learned not think too far ahead and what that might mean because nobody has a crystal ball; for my sanity, this moment, this day is what I focused on.
I didn’t learn these things overnight; it took time to transform my way of thinking since I’m a planner, a very detailed planner.
Like a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly, it takes time to relearn how to think.
When I decided to marry John, even with his unknown gene status for Huntington’s disease (HD), the cruelest disease on the planet with NO CURE, instead of worrying every minute of every day, I chose to cling to HOPE. what is HD?
HOPE is a powerful emotion that gave me strength, so at night when I went to bed, I wrapped my arms around John and HOPE. Both gave me the strength I needed and I lived with HOPEin my heart for 38 years. (I still have HOPE that one day there will be a cure for Huntington’s disease.)
HOPEalso calmed my FEAR, another powerful emotion, that can consume your thoughts.
When the world says, ‘Give up’ HOPE whispers,
‘Try it one more time.’
In every book I sell, I write:
We Can Never Lose HOPE………………….
An inspirational love story while living in the shadow of Huntington’s disease.
The theme’s in the book areHOPE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and FORGIVENESS.