Perspective. Entering a new world. Different living through pharmaceuticals. Alice and I are no strangers.
I’m Lisa Riggs, when my health/stamina/pain/neuropathy took a turn a few years ago- I attempted to work part time, off for six months, back to a few hours a week– and then finally closed my practice at the doc’s advice in the fall of 2010. At that time I felt like my world was closing down- that I was giving up a career I loved and there was nothing to replace it. In just a few months we closed our office, sold our home, moved to the beach, and I rested.
It has been, and continues to be, a journey- one where I am forced to reconcile myself to a body that has limitations, where my heart does not. Acceptance, surrender, and balance- my new cheesy mantras. I spend a lot of time at the doctors’ office. I don’t want to spend my life chasing it. Being intentional about relationships and time are a daily concern, even when I might sleep 12 hours in a day and still wake fatigued.
At the end of the day- what I am always left with is how extraordinarily blessed I am to know how precious life is while I am living it.