Until my appointment with occupational health, I am trying to do whatever seems logical to me to regain the strength in my hands so I can write again with stability. I have a silk-covered box that holds a set of Chinese metal exercise, or therapy, balls that I have had for many years; I am sure you either have a set yourself or have seen them. I have used it from time to time more for relaxation, but now I am using it with the hope that it will help my hand shakes and restore a little strength and coordination. This is one of those aspects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that I believe helps us with various aspects of this stupid disease.
I always feel I need to participate as much as possible in helping my own healing. Granted, sometimes our own logic is misguided, but, typically, I seek professional assistance and depend on reliable sources for information. I know that I am not responsible for all that happens to me, and have certainly learned this the hard way despite my all-too-pervasive-but-flawed belief for many years that I was the main source of my own destiny. Still, as much as possible, I try to participate in my personal outcomes. Maybe the belief is more important than the actuality. Whatever the case, I will continue to give it my best effort.
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