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About rita kindl myers

Join me as I explore and describe what it’s like to live with a chronic health condition, like multiple sclerosis. I was diagnosed with MS 12 years ago, but now realize that I suffered my first symptom 18 years ago. Life with MS is often absurd, at times funny and very frustrating. I’d like to share my experiences, and, I hope to hear from you about yours.

Waste, the bigger picture…

Things are movin’, movin’ along…

Things are moving, quite regularly.

I am pleased to say, things are moving along very regularly,

which in my books, is an accomplishment.

When I was a walking woman,

I did not worry about how my bowels moved.

Once in a while, I ate beets and was aghast at the result,

until I reminded myself: “Beets will turn everything purply-red.

Relax!”

Waste is meant to leave the body.

While my body can read and react to these signals,

I will let it do so, naturally and celebrate

the accomplishment.

I do help things along,

I alternate stewed prunes with yoghurt and cereal with fibre one day,

and drink prune juice at breakfast the next day…

because, most solutions are simple.

I wish to respect my body, it knows what to do.

My body does very little on its own;

requiring the help of different people with specific skills.

But what it can do of its own accord, I will let it do so and

celebrate its ability.

The following Ted talk showed me that listening to my gut will tell me a lot about my overall health: https://www.ted.com/talks/giulia_enders_the_surprisingly_charming_science_of_your_gut#t-823813