Pay It Forward

I didn't have a guide.  I didn't have a resource since my condition is so rare and understudied.   But I persevered, researched, networked.  I am so grateful that I was able to find my malrotation solution and in the process able to change my life for the better ...

fierce /firs/: (of a feeling, emotion, or action) showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity.

and HERE IS THE MAIN POINT OF THIS 7 MONTHS POSTOP POST --- but then I take a deep breath, use my very skilled pragmatic thinking and choose.  I CHOOSE.  I choose to continue to freak out (rarely).  I choose to do or eat whatever triggered me in the first place --- or not.  I choose to utilize whatever resources I have in my proverbial toolkit and figure out how best to move past the meltdown and deal with the real situation at hand rather than the impact of 16 years of past cumulative situations to which this current moment may or may not actually be related, connected, or similar .  I choose.  And more often than not, I choose to relax and be patient with my body as it continues to navigate its way through this very unchartered water.