I was diagnosed six months ago...

I was diagnosed six months ago and was thinking how I might share with the girls about how it makes me feel. 

I wrote this.



Smaller – by Andy McDowell



My world got smaller

my handwriting

my voice

my walk

my spirit

my balance

the space in the world I take up


It crept up on me - this slowness did

in micro increments

 (those are big words for small and slow)

until it arrived with a name


And then it became BIG

and scary

and I didn’t want it


But now I had a face

a reason for the smallness

and so it became what it is


I may be smaller, slower

but I’m still me