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Reckoning
Realisation
Bound as I cannot escape...
Nailed in the knowledge
So bittersweet
Because what I know...
Yet its beyond me to act
Its not within my Powers
I can only be patient and wait...
But I can live and let live
I'll be damned if I'm sitting
Around waiting
For this to restrain me further...
I am who I am
You are not gonna get me
I'm not going without a Fight...
You can stick your ugly Head out
Reaching for me
But I ain't listening...
This is referring to my condition (Parkinson's disease) which has totally changed my outlook on life and what I do and why.
Though I most days are really quite good, I have dark days and therefore in order to stay fairly sane, I write paint draw take photos or whatever to keep my head above the water.
Thank you for looking in ;-)


Bits of wood from the pile thats to be chopped - some enhancements ;-)
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:iconaegiandyad:
When I read about your condition in the artist's notes it made me feel even more like favouring this poem with its excellent 'preview' photograph. *aegiandyad's better half was at the AGM of Oxford Biomedica only last week. The company has engineered a retrovirus which inserts the DNA for Dopamine production into brain cells in the relevant regions. The aim is to produce a 'one time' stereotactic surgical treament that would alleviate or improve the condition permanently. They have been working on this since last century and Prosavin, as the treatment is called, is in Phase II trials right now and showing promising results. I pray, for your sake, that they succeed soon.
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MODDEYDOO May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow thank you so very much, I am so touched by your words, so please know how much I apprecdiate your kind thoughts and good wishes.
I think, I am one of the more lucky ones, as I still look fairly fit and healthy, but without sounding like I am wallowing in my condition, I do have black days. Also the medication I have to take has various side effects, and it does get you down. I got diagnosed in 2009, but reckon it must have begun as early as 2005. I realised then, that when riding my horse, my left side had no strenght. However I am not one for self pity, though occasionally I hit a mega downer. I am very very lucky in having a close knit network of family and friends.
Many many thanks for your comments fav ad and very interesting information :heart:
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:iconkdmb:
Thanks for sharing....your's is certainly a tougher challenge than most of us have to face, but yes, having art in all forms can help us all to stay sane, work through the darker days, and try to find the light, beauty and joy in the moments, if not the days. Wishing you all the best on your journey....hope it helps to know your art touches others along the path.
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MODDEYDOO Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It does that, and many thanks for taking the time to look in :-)
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IamCo Feb 3, 2011   Artist
:iconbeautifulheartplz:
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MODDEYDOO Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
haha thanks
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IamCo Feb 4, 2011   Artist
:love:
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:iconchryssalis:
You're a strong woman,Kirsten!
You can beat anything!!:love:
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MODDEYDOO Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ah well I have my moments as do we all, but life it too short to feel sorry for yourself, so I intend to grab it the best I can - thanks my friend :-)
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:iconchryssalis:
You're a wonderful person!:huggle:
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