A True challenge 4 A 45 year old (Degenerative Spine Disease)
by Tonya Johnson
I am a teacher, a decorated boys basketball coach, certified referee and a returning post graduate student who will receive her 4th degree. Seems somewhat impressive if I were reading it and it was someone else testimony. For years I believed these titles defined who and what I am, but today degenerative spinal disease is my cap and gown some days. I have graduated from the once thought of degenerative spine condition to this diagnosis last week. I have a child who is seven and raising a nephew with autism. I feel like no one really understands. I am no longer working, because as you know the stress is a terror on the nervous system. It felt like someone was eating me from the inside out. What do you do when all you know is how to work and improve the quality of everyone else's life. Coming from an abusive mother who I now reside with. Go figure huh. You get tired and worn. I don't want these to be the adjectives to describe me, so someone reach out to me. I need advice or encouragement. I need what I gave so freely all 45 years of my life.
In Love to my new FAMILY!!! WE WILL BEAT THIS CONDITION!