Dear readers, summer in New York came and went, school began and I got caught in my day to day life routine until September 20th.
September 20th was the day that a category five hurricane hit Puerto Rico, becoming one of the deadliest storms in modern history.
All of you know as a fact that stress is an overall factor that causes exacerbation of our symptoms.
I asked myself, how do I remain calm in the midst of a category 5 hurricane?
After watching the last forecast report at five where the meteorologist stated that it wasn’t about securing your home anymore, it was about saving lives.
Still I was able to remain calm, trying my best not to stress myself because I knew I was going to feel sick. The dull feeling that creeps up on me each time my weakness decides to show up was calling in absent.
As Maria crossed our Island I prayed. Reaching out to my faith helped me overcome the moment. All I wanted was it to be over, little did I know that it would remain with its furious winds and waterfall for more than twenty-five hours. When at last it subdued on the night between the 21st and 22nd I was grateful.
If your waiting for things I did or bought in preparation, sorry to disappoint you but this post isn’t about this. My survival guide is quite simple, just have enough medications, have a way to contact your neurologist and remain as calm as you can because you definitely want to remain as far away of hospitals as you can.
Because when facing devastation caused by any natural disaster you do what you can with the resources you are left with. You can’t control anything that is happening around you, but you can control what you are feeling on the inside.
All I did was make sure I was giving myself the inner talk I needed to be able to survive the weeks and months to come.
Thanks for stopping by and keeping me company during this rough road towards wellness and healing.