Multiple Sclerosis is a challenging and unpredictable disease. One week you may be able to get out of bed, transfer to the wheelchair, and take care of daily living activities – shower, dress, prepare meals – without too much stress.
And then you may be blindsided with an intense flare-up and need to spend some time in the hospital.
That’s exactly what happened to Carrieanna in April. An infection brought on a high fever that caused an M.S. exacerbation that sent her to the hospital for 16 days.
(That’s NOT where she wanted to spend her birthday but, unfortunately, that’s where she was on the day she turned 35.)
After antibiotics and steroids and extensive physical therapy helped her regain her mobility Carrieanna was finally released – YAY! Knowing she also needed to heal her psyche, she headed out to one of her favorite places, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
Healing Body and Soul
. . . all these things helped her let go of some of the stress of the hospital stay, and encouraged her to keep on going.
(We watched this Brandt’s Cormorant struggle to pull a plant out of the ground and carry it to his nest. He didn’t give up – and neither does Carrieanna in spite of the struggles of living with Multiple Sclerosis.)
Where do you find Healing?
Where do you find psychic healing? The ocean? The mountains? A home or church sanctuary? We’d love to hear from you.
(All photos: © 2017 Jeri Murphy Photography, formerly known as ImagesByRJM)