Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Beginning of a Journey

Each journey begins with it's first steps.... I feel like my journey is long overdue.  Each of us is prompted to a beginning for many reasons.  Whether it be a life changing event, a crisis, advice from a loved one, and each have it's own merits.  Mine has been prompted, finally, by the viewing of a YouTube video.  Yes, a YouTube video, of a complete stranger.  Yet, this stranger and I have something in common, Interstitial Cystitis.  We are not alone in the fight and struggle of this disease nor are we alone in the attempts to find relief and a redefining of our lives with Interstitial Cystitis (I.C.). 

After watching this video of a the 'Aussie Stranger', I have had a wide range of emotional responses from hope to guilt and back to a bit of hope.  This 'Aussie Stranger' has taken this journey that I am about to begin and one that is long overdue.  I have no idea if mine will have the same success as hers, but I will never know until I try.  I am starting this blog as a way of documenting the process, it's ups and downs and as a way of hopefully being accountable to give it the best chance of success.  Perhaps even 1 person may read it and be prompted to begin a journey of their own. 

This is just step 1 ......... with many to go.  I will share more background information and purpose in future posts.  This will be a 1 year trial to heal, whether it be success or failure.  Wish me luck  and pray that I continue to put 1 foot in front of the other as I travel this long and uncertain journey !

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kelley! :) Thank you SO much for watching my video. I am so glad that you got something out of it; that's all that I could have wished for in making them. I just wanted to share how I had found relief without the use of invasive medications. You are very brave and courageous for starting down this path. It is not an easy one, but you will be blessed with many rewards! I would love to give you my e-mail address and a link to a natural Facebook healing group that I'm a part of. If you would like, send me a message on my YouTube account and I'll pass on the details! Good luck! :)