The incentive for this blog was born out of a diagnosis of a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis two years ago. Once over the initial shock (though mini shocks are still happening), I arrived at a place where I began to take back control of my life and learn to manage my condition, helping myself in new ways.
I began writing poetry and created my blog, journeyintopoetry.wordpress.com, which has been, and still is, very therapeutic and fun too! Shortly after this I acquired a camera. I wanted something of interest which would keep my hands working; my right hand is now very weak, but I am still able to click the shutter – just! I am aware there are bite switches available and other helpful aids, but at the moment I would like to try and carry on taking photos manually as part of exercising my hand and reminding my brain that it does still have one. Physiotherapists are known for the phrase “use it or lose it”.
My main interest is taking close up photos of flowers, the main reason being they keep still!! But I have also started to appreciate nature much more.So I am a complete beginner. I have a Canon EOS 1100D and recently acquired a macro lens. So that’s it; this is where I’m at!
By creating this second blog, I am telling myself and anyone else who is interested, that life doesn’t have to come to an abrupt end after diagnosis of chronic illness; we simply need to start walking new paths and opening our own new doors, even if they creak a little at first and are difficult to push.
I hope you see something that at least makes you smile. 🙂