Potty Mouth..An Inspirational Book


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.


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4 Responses to Potty Mouth..An Inspirational Book

  1. Hi Renae!

    I thought I had left a comment here about your book but I can’t see it. I maybe getting mixed up though because I sevt you a private message on fb. I thought I had commented in both places! (senior moment!!)

    Anyway check out my fb message which tells you that your book is amazing!!!! :):)

    Love and hugs

    Christine xx

  2. Dear Renae,

    Your book has been read! And it’s “fucking” amazing! It is a truly wonderful story of a journey toward finding, and more importantly, being totally content with, self, and so very inspirational.

    I could go on and on and…

    but there is no need because what I have said above, for me, says it all.

    I will just add that you are a very special and beautiful woman in my eyes.

    And I also have a new favourite word – “clusterfuck” !! Love it! :):)

    Much Love

  3. james gamez says:

    I found you’re web page and post at a time in my life, when MS is effecting some one extremely important to me. My partner was recently diagnosed, and I plan on buying this book, to not only support you, but also because, I am thankful that we can possibly get some inside to how to live our lives with this Disease and make the best of it. I thank you, and hope we can keep in touch for you’re wisdom and humor, I’m hoping this book will help make this all to terrible episode in our lives a bit better. Thank you for you’re contribution

    • renaeclare says:

      Hello James, I am so sorry to hear that your partner has MS. It affects everyone that the beast comes in contact with including family and loved ones. So I know how devastating this diagnosis can be. Be sure and let me know if Potty Mouth is helpful to you in any way. I pray that it will the best advice I could give to a caregiver is to take care of yourself, be kind to yourself and laugh. Laughter really is the best medicine and without it I would be a lump on the floor. Take care and give your partner a hug for me!

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