Update on ketone-diet. 4 to 5 weeks in. Helps with energy levels and weight loss or maintaining current weight, with exercise of course. No effect on the OT tremor. I will continue the diet, just because I actually like it. I like the way it’s basic metabolic premise works. No more updates though, because of the lack of tremor results. There are plenty of diet/weight loss blogs you can follow.
With the recent terroristic attacks around the world, I thought it would be a good idea to add a little perspective to my life and my mission on this earth. I still and always will believe that God has given me the mission to be the voice for the voiceless in the fight and awareness against OT. I will be heading to Nebraska this fall for a serious of trials, headed by the University of Nebraska. It will be the first time that I will be able to see face to face people like me. Hopefully I can make the connections to allow my blog, my message and the recognition on my disease to flourish. I do appreciate all the sharing of tweets and Facebook shares that I’m getting, but quite frankly it’s not enough.
I realize that most of you have your own problems and worries in your lives. I just choose to put mine out there in a public forum. The only reason for this is because there are so few of us OT patients out there. By natural personality, I have become very outspoken recently in writing and in public or personal conversations. Oh, the things that I would like to write on this blog. But, I don’t for two good reasons. 1. It may hurt me and my family personally. 2. It’s just not the right thing to do.
People and communities all around the world face devastating issues and challenges that would never compare to mine. Terrorist attacks, famine, poverty, oppression, natural disaster. These are the issues that should be front in center in everyone’s lives. Sadly, even these events can not bring people to action. I get it, people have their families to worry about, their finances to worry about, their own lives to worry about. I have my family of six to worry about also, but if you are not active in this world, the plain honest truth is that you are part of the problem and just taking up space.
We were put on this Earth by our creator to live, love and help each other. If you are involved in helping people around the world, around your community, or just the person in front of you in the checkout line, you are truly doing what I believe is all of our purpose in this world. Just remember even if you live to be 100, you are still merely a blip on the radar screen in the grand scheme of things. But, if people remember how many people you helped, then your legacy is secured. Not only by your family and friends, but maybe by your community or perhaps the whole world. Jesus said that the greatest of all of the commandments was to love the Lord with all your heart. But the second greatest was to love your neighbor as yourself. With all the uncertainty around the world, how much better would we be by just following those to simple morals of life?
Please share my messages, give me feedback, love yourself and your neighbor, because you both deserve it. Have an impactful week and as always God bless!!