This post is inspired by Sniffy Yo’s untimely departure. This is a post about anything you want to share.
I know everyone goes through tough times or have gone through it sometime or another. Maybe we need a way to vent these feelings/thoughts. Let people get to know you a little more than just a screen name. Share something unique or share your thoughts right now. You will be surprised how many people out here are willing to listen and even help you.
Sharing your experience can be very enlightening and even powerful. A lot of people don’t like to share their personal issues or problems but I dare you to try.
Something to share:
Some of my closest friends in the yoyo community are aware about my health condition but I am here to share. Two years ago right before I got married, I got diagnosed with Heart Failure due to enlargement of my heart. I was shocked, I was 25 at the time. My cardiologist told me that I need a heart transplant if I wanted to live a long life. Well I took that news pretty well as I count the days until my cardiologist decides to put me on the transplant list. Anyways, I had to be strong, I didn’t want to put my future wife into panic mode right before our big day. I accepted it and made some changes, it was all about my attitude towards my life.
One week after our wedding, I suffered a stoke. I was sitting at home working when all of a sudden my mouth went dry and as I got up to grab some water, the left side of my body went totally numb and I fell on the ground. Luckily my wife had just got home and we went to the ER where I had a seizure (my face literally turned upside down) and passed out. I was hospitalized for a week and I was diagnosed with Protein C deficiency disorder (blood clotting disorder) which caused the blood clot and it eventually got to my brain.
Anyways, after I was out of the hospital… I didn’t work for 6 months and I was very very depressed. I mean I just found out I have heart failure and with in weeks I had a stroke and I am in risk of having future strokes because of my blood clotting disorder. However, I kept a positive attitude because I was still alive and moving and had no side effects from the stroke. Needless to say me staying at home for 6 months gave me a lot of time with my yoyo. It helped me take my mind off my issues and it became more than just a toy, it was my therapy. I also had the support of my wife, family and close friends, which is very important to have.
I am happy to say that I am not depressed anymore and have not been for a very very long time, but I just wanted to share this with everyone and hope more people share their experiences. You will come to find out that not everyone out there is living in a perfect world. We all have ups and downs, but its your attitude that pulls you through.
I made this post not to just share my story but to hear others as well and to say that you are not alone. We all go through this, this is life and some are going through them right now. I know some might feel like this is too personal, but I am proud to share my story and proud to be the person I am today. You should be proud of your self too. Take pride in your life or do something about it! Reach out to someone, I can’t speak for everyone else but I am here to help.
Does anyone else have something to share?