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. Iad siúd a fhios, Tá a fhios nach bhfuil mé amach a thabhairt ar an aire ar dom. I agus mé féin, Tá mé fear aosta neamh-descript riamh a cuireadh shíleadh trí bhotún gur le haghaidh hunk, ná Tá mé ollmhór intinne. Níl mé go háirithe glib, ná an bhfuil an bronntanas gab mé. Tá mé gach fear. Mar a théann muid go léir tríd an saol, táimid ag gach bhíonn daoine, áiteanna, agus imeachtaí atá speisialta. Roinnt a athrú fiú dúinn don chuid eile den ár saol agus ina dhiaidh. In my life, I have several such events.
First and foremost, I have been a born-again Christian for 30+ years;
I have been married to my wonderful bride, Kim, for 20+ years;
I suffer from Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES), but through God's providence, have recovered exceptionally well. I am restricted in some areas, but I do work full time, in the field in which I've spent the prior 15+ years.
It is about the latter one this blog is focused on. My journey into this relatively unknown condition has been something akin to a corn maze... at night... with no flashlight (or other personal light)... with a new moon. Yeah, confusing, bewildering, 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, unfortunately, follow the same path.
May you draw strength and inspiration as well as avoiding the pitfalls into which I fell. Bain sult as!