I have been accused more than once of looking at the world through rose-colored glasses. When I looked up the meaning of the term, this is what I found. “An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is.” Okay, that is probably me, but why would I want to live my life only seeing the negative?
It is easy to become caught up in the negative impact Kennedy’s Disease has on our lives. Yet, there is a little good in some of the changes we have to make to accommodate living with KD. For example, I mentioned the swallowing issues I have experienced recently. Because of it, I now need to:
- Slow down and focus on what I am eating
- Take smaller bites
- Chew my food thoroughly before swallowing
- Not talk with food in my mouth
Seriously, when I do all of the above and perform my swallowing exercises a couple of times a day, I have less problems with eating and swallowing. And, it sure is better than choking and gagging on food.