I can say that I've had a great life, but I've also had challenges. I've always been one who wants to share the great things I find with others. Those who know, weet dat ek nie uit die kollig op my te bring. In and of myself, Ek is 'n nie-descript ouer man wat nog nooit verkeerd vir 'n homp, Ek is ook nie 'n geestelike reus. I am not particularly glib, of moet ek die gawe van gesnap. I am every man. As we all go through life, elkeen van ons mense teëkom, plekke, en gebeure wat spesiale. Some even change us for the rest of our lives and beyond. In my life, Ek het 'n paar sulke gebeure.
In die eerste plek, I have been a born-again Christian for 30+ jaar;
I have been married to my wonderful bride, Kim, for 20+ jaar;
Ek ly aan cauda equina Sindroom (CES), but through God's providence, uitsonderlik goed herstel. I am restricted in some areas, maar ek doen werk voltyds, in the field in which I've spent the prior 15+ jaar.
Dit is oor die laaste een van hierdie blog is gefokus op. My journey into this relatively unknown condition has been something akin to a corn maze... at night... met geen flitslig (of ander persoonlike lig)... met 'n nuwe maan. Yeah, verwarrend, verwarrende, scary, wandering around with little direction since the medical community knew little about CES at the time I was introduced to it. I've since found that other diseases and conditions are likewise obscure and information is scarce. So I'm going to talk about my journey in hopes that it will help others who, ongelukkig, volg dieselfde pad.
Mag jy krag en inspirasie sowel as die voorkoms van die slaggate waarin ek het. Enjoy!