At church yesterday I was speaking with a woman who recently had some life altering health issues. While we were discussing our life-changing issues she mentioned that is easier for her to accept what she is going through as the "New Normal".
I had heard this phrase before but never really thought about it. I pondered this throughout the day and thought how it applied to Parkinson's disease. I believe the phrase is particularly useful for me as I go through my journey. As we all know Parkinson's is definitely a journey because of the symptomatic changes that can occur hourly, daily and monthly throughout the disease. By accepting these changes as the New Normal I can see how this could shorten my acceptance period.
As a problem solver I have a bad habit of trying to find a reason for everything that happens in life. Then I try and fix it. Parkinson's disease has lessened this trait to a great degree.
So my plan is, when faced with a new challenge in life that I have no control over or ability to change I'm going with the mantra (Welcome to the New Normal). Of course knowing me that won't work until I chewed and worried the bone for a while. LOL