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Phoenix Part One
A Fresh Start
Dear followers, fans, readers and friends....
Well - I've had a funny sort of year as many of you know.
Alian346 and I have written over one hundred LGBT history hubs, a few quizzes and some other hubs of interest.
But behind the scenes, I now must share with you something wonderful.
I was diagnosed with NFD (Neurological Functional Disorder) in December 2011 having been paralyzed since August of last year.
I want you to know that we can celebrate because I've now beaten this condition and have only three weeks left of physio to undergo before I’m fully cured. I can now walk without a stick and am almost back to normal. I actually have a spring in my step now!
I have written my plight as a poem below to show you that I'm over it and rather than over-describe the evil thing, I thought a poem would be far more appropriate so that you will smile along with me at the end.
This is only the beginning of Phoenix as I have a part two to write over the coming months. I will be moving from Carlisle to Scotland. My fresh start is well underway, but to you all who have sent me such wonderful thoughts and kind messages of support this poem is really for you.
A huge thank you to each and every one of you.
Please know that I love you all and I wish to say....
WE BEAT IT!!!!
My childhood years were often glad,
My teenage years were sometimes sad,
Until one day it all went bad.
A spiral deep into decay,
My arms, my legs they went away.
I could not smile, but only cry,
For all I wanted was to die.
I could not walk, and barely talk,
A battle I have faced.
I had to fight, throughout my plight,
I did it without haste.
I fought it, til it understood,
I would not give in.
I knew I was going to win!
But an Angel whispered in my ear, all this sadness would disappear
A future I would make.
Of happiness, excitement and a journey I'll undertake.
Now my readers I'm almost cured,
Three weeks, they lie ahead.
Through exercise and sleepy eyes,
I'm glad I'm not ideas dead.
But in my heart, it's my fresh start,
Just like the Angel said.
In four weeks I will leave my home,
And head for pastures new.
A smile it comes upon my face,
Replacing all the blue.
I smile and smile so much more now,
No tears shall I pour.
Because this hell is over now,
And ends when I close that door.