Many of you may have read my previous posts as my wife Kim has FND.
We've just watched a film starring Malcolm McDowell called ' The Raging Moon' and also stars Nanette Newman and it's about a young fit man enjoying life when he suddenly collapses after his brothers wedding and has an incurable illness that puts him into a wheelchair.
He has to go into this residential home where he rebels against staff and this is due to his frustrations with the illness.
He meets fellow patient Nannette Newman and they both fall in love and draw inspiration from each other.
We managed to recently find it on blu ray and it was by pure chance because it was in this little corner on the shelf.
I write chance but I do sometimes wander if certain powers are at work and it was meant to be to find and watch this film as an inspiration.
My question to you all is what things do you draw your inspiration from in life now that things have changed?
Being a romantic I tend to watch films which have a lot of meaning to them and I try to draw inspiration from them.
Although I'm a Carer and work part time, my wife is my inspiration every day and you people inspire me too because I have such respect and appreciation.
My wife is due to have an interview in a weeks time to volunteer at her Hospital but with this FND being so unpredictable and it causes her drop attacks in her legs it's making her have doubts as she will feel vulnerable but she doesn't want this FND to limit her for all her life.
In all honesty I myself feel anxious for her but I'm also encouraging her but as I won't be there I will be a bit apprehensive as I always am with her until I go to work as a rule and even then I phone her.
One more thing for you all.
When my wife's symptoms come on such as Spasms in her legs or arms etc, I massage them and they ease up.
A Paramedic once told me that my wife's brain signals are recognizing a new set of signals from my body and it eases her spasms up and relaxes her body.
I can put my hand over her eyes and they will ease up and I would like to know if any of you who are fortunate enough to have a partner, wife or husband and have they tried the same thing as myself and if not then maybe they could try it.
Tony & Kim