Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The month my life changed forever~

Well I was not sure what I was going to do with this blog but now I know. I am going to use it to tell everyone how I beat ALS- well I haven't yet but I have every intention of kicking it's ass!

Last month I was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease by two separate Neurologists and at this time am waiting on an appointment with a specialist in Sydney for a 3rd opinion.

I think unless you have had the experience in your life of being told you are going to die and you are only 27 you may not fully grasp the range of emotions one can feel.

For my husband and I our worlds droped out from under us, what about the 5 kids we planned to have, the trips around the world we would take over the next 50 years, the anniversary's we were going to share, not to mention the life we had planned around the time we assumed we had.

Well I am here to tell you I have no intention of giving up or giving in. I have a strong faith in God and PMA (positive mental attitude) I believe we all have a journey and a purpose and even though I may not like or agree with what mine is, I plan on taking it and hopefully learning and growing from this.

I am hopeful and I do believe I will make it through this with the help of friends and family. I am not so blind as to not see this is going to be one hell of a journey, but what choice do I have. I am not going to allow myself to be negative, I am not going to allow myself to give up. I hope that when I am faced with a challenge I will step up and over it. I will draw strength from those around me and I will NOT GIVE UP!!!

I have so much to say but will leave it there for now and leave you with a quote I stumbled upon today.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."- Soren Kierkegaard

Till next time~


  1. Thats it Stac.

    Lets get in there and do our best.

    Love you very much. Top work on the bravery.


  2. Stacy we Love you SOOOO much!!! If anyone can

    beat this it's you. We pray for you and think

    of you everyday. Keep in touch and let us know

    if there's anything we can do.

    Love always, Dawn, Denny, Lindsay & Heidi

  3. We're all sending positive thoughts as well. Although, you are the most positive person I know so if anyone can beat it, it's you. You still have to come to my wedding as well!

  4. We're with you, Stacy. Daily prayers & positive thoughts. Love and hugs to you and Mike.

  5. Stacy,have tried to ring you a couple of times. Hope you received my messages. Jim & I can't express how sorry we were to hear your news but be assured our positive thoughts and prayers are with both you and Mike at this time. May your faith and love for each other together with the support from all of us, your family and friends, help you through.
    Love Betty

  6. Stacy and Mike - we are thinking of you and your family, and adding our best wishes to the positive thoughts surrounding you. The blog looks great, as does your tats.
    love Gen, Tony & Bronte