This book, Potty Mouth, is a memoir of a woman disabled by MS and that woman is me. The book is now available on Amazon. Check it http://www.amazon.com/books
When I started the journey of writing a book over three years ago, it was just a little tiny germ of an idea. And not even my germ! It was my psychotherapists idea to take the writings that I had done for sessions, compile them all together and get them published. I never would have even considered such a silly, certainly not obtainable for someone like me, endeavor to achieve. Why in the world would anyone even think of my trials tribulations and traumas could ever be of interest, not to mention helpful to anyone else?
thank God my therapist, Dr. Cynzia Levalds thought otherwise, had ever increasing faith in me and urged me forward.
It took quite some time, I would say at least nine months more of agonizing and yet so very cleansing work of trying to heal my past and move on until I finally took out all those various pieces of paper I had written on in my not so legible handwriting. Reading them over and over again trying to get them in some semblance of order and sensibility. All I can say is, I did the best of my ability at that time and place.
Now however, I am in a different place than back then. Writing a book, a memoir of the most traumatic and difficult times in one’s life is cathartic;and thank God that time is over.And now the challenge is to move forward, living each day as it is given to me. I am not a religious person although I consider myself to be quite spiritual. I seem to have lost some of that lately and my quest is to find it again. Searching, always searching.
Having MS and spending much of my time in a wheelchair and with all the various symptoms of this goddamn disease, I have much time to contemplate and I, not always bravely, delve inside seeking to find what is the real me. And when I get there perhaps I’ll write another book. What I would really like to do is to go live in a cave up in the Himalayan Mountains and meditate with the Zen monks. However, I don’t see that happening in the near future so I will continue to move forward, clippity clop or in my case, one wheel in front of the other.
I pray to God, and yes I do pray… that if you choose to read the book that you find some value in its pages. And thank you so much.