Rick Nash is squarely in the minority of hepatitis C patients. At 29, he’s decades younger than most people who are diagnosed with this viral disease, and he was diagnosed at the tender age of 12.“Hep C changed the course of my life,” says Nash, who lives in San Diego and has engineered his entire life so that he can stay as healthy as possible while dealing with the difficult challenges imposed by the chronic disease.
foto – lorikeet at the beachshack urunga 2015 november
4 meetings in a week has worked. I haven’t done that in a long time and I had almost forgotten the effect it has. It rained on and off today and was gentle and sweet. Once more I ain’t saying much.
Tonight’s meeting was small which is interesting on Melbourne Cup Day. I wonder who was lured into grog and/or gambling today.
It was one of my favourite kind of meetings where we got close to one another and shared in depth. I have been missing that with some very dominant incomer personalities around and a good amount of looking at other people instead of Self. Not tonight. Each person was focussed on Self and I came out of it feeling well. I can feel the edges of wellness which I haven’t reached since Izzy’s death. It might shimmer off again but I do believe I am nearing it.Like a town seen in the distance. So, my legs are very swollen. My Little Girls are sick. I am to go to Sydney to Liverpool Hospital. My Brother is turning 60. I have an Alfa to sell – and YET – for one night I am CALM and SERENE. Glory be. And not negative nor depressed or afraid. Glorious.
So – I may yet have hair raising skids down steep mountain roads. And I may yet struggle through boggy bleak wastelands – but NOT TONIGHT. TONIGHT IS SWEET.
The theme was STEP 11 and it expanded into the issues of work and taking care of ourselves.
Some of the Wisdoms I have heard over the years :
BEWARE OF YOUR WELL MEANING FRIENDS
BEDE FROM RANDWICK.
STAND AT THE DOOR OF ANY SITUATION AND ASK YOURSELF “CAN I BE HAPPY HERE ?”
MARIAN FROM NEUTRAL BAY.