Welcome Autumn

Ode to Autumn.

Well that was a little dramatic ! A week of 30’s followed by a cool 8 degree morning wake-up on Sunday ( I’m not complaining – the coolness brings an instant surge in energy for me 😊 ) , of course the fur babies NOW decide they want to sleep later …I just can’t win.

The cooler weather brings some (a lot actually)  relief – when I wake up I can at least feel my feet and then I know that the morning at will be somewhat productive, once it is hotter this becomes a 50:50 thing and the first hour can be amusing to the fur-babies – they do know to keep a wide berth at least until 10am or once the music starts streaming.

This week has seen the next MRI bout done and dusted, now to wait for the results and discuss a possible way forward – easy options really as there is nothing much they can do to curb the decline in brain MS activity BUT there is a treatment that can give around 25% improved walking ability.

The positive side is that there is a 1 in 3 chance that it will be effective and the results are within 2-3 weeks. If it doesn’t show an improvement you can discontinue immediately ! Of course the 25% improvement would be awesome – it’s a plus from a low base ( BUT a PLUS nonetheless)

Looking for inspiration this week has not been at all difficult, Marjan – that’s you ! I am just so amazed and proud of all that you have achieved and continue to work at – Day 3 of the Trans Alpine Run  done and dusted … first time out …what can I say.

(BTW the Kryptonite PM messaged to say please play a lower profile- there was enough drama with the last guy they sent ! )

(The TRANSALPINE RUN 2019 traverses the Alps in time-tested manner by way of four countries via exhilarating trails over eight days.  All-in-all, the TAR 2019 packs a distance of 273,8 km and 16,150 m of positive vertical (vs. 14,407 m of cumulative descent) into eight exciting race days)

I’m still going strong on the MS “alternative cure” fasting/intermittent fasting /keto/paleo …regime. I must admit that the focused attention has led to me feeling a lot better, the cramps and spasms that have been the bane of my life are a lot more manageable – I will continue !

Seems counter intuitive but after 2-3 days fasting I feel invigorated and energized …of course moderation is key as you cannot do this every week !

I still can’t feel my cells regenerating themselves but if I turn up the music I’m sure I can 😊, honestly though I do wish I had started this a year ago but then again sometimes you need to fall down before you can stand up again. Hopefully this is also helping flush all the last traces of the various drugs I have had over the past 5 years.

Before I forget the music for the day ! (Not that I could do that !!!)

Again one of my numerous favourite mixes- not just 80’s but slightly broader. (If this was vinyl it would be severely worn out by now )

You may notice that I’ve stayed far away from the ongoing debacle that is the global market – I’m focusing on the positives, I think we need them more than the antics and behavior currently displayed (enough said !)

I feel I’ve been neglecting Seth ( Godin) lately but truth be told I have more than enough anecdotes on call waiting to be shared. This one again caught my eye in my daily read – it’s an oldy but a goodie ( 2012 I think), some inspiration for myself !

Don’t give up (you’re on the right track)

Wrestling with a puzzle, a project or a problem, the likeliest reason to give up is the belief that it can’t be done. What’s the point of persevering if it’s actually impossible to succeed?

“It can’t be done,” we say, throwing up our hands. Not “I can’t do it,” or “It’s not worth my time,” but “It can’t be done.”

In the year after Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, the record was broken again and again. Once people realized it could be done, it wasn’t an impossible task any longer. And that’s why there’s a flood of tablets on the market, many from companies that had what they needed to build the first one, but didn’t until Apple showed them the way.

Two things you might take away from this: First, there’s solace in finding someone who has done it before, whatever “it” is you’re trying to do. Knowing that it’s possible and studying how it was done can’t help but increase the chances you’ll stick it out.

Second: huge value accrues to the few able to actually do a thing for the very first time.


When we’re sure it’s not going to work, when we can’t figure out where to turn, when we don’t know what to do next…

Sometimes, our ability to do the best we can in small ways is enough to start moving forward. And when it doesn’t work, we try something else.

Enough small things by enough people coalesce into the next big thing.

Rather than just ramble on …its Tuesday morning already let me save my thinking till the end of the week !

I may just turn the volume a notch or three up !

There is a bit of Led Zeppelin – Stairway to heaven warming up the house …you cannot listen to it softly (Doctor’s orders)

The week seems to be taking quite some time – probably because I’ve been up most mornings around 5am!

Thursday today and we have had some welcome rain – the grass was becoming really brittle in our region. I also feel a familiar nip in the air …Winter is coming ?

Friday on my mind …yes Winter is definitely around the corner if the 7 degree wake up is anything to go by ! Puppies are a little more resistant to follow me outside to watch the cows …I don’t really blame them 😊

The Kryptonian’s are getting really anxious too- Marjan is already at Day 6 of the Trans Alpine 2019 ..they are worried about the TV report that will come …just saying. I don’t mean to embarrass you but you are truly truly an inspiration (I will stop now but just know how proud I am to have been your roomie and friend for so many years )

I must admit I am really thankful for the cooler weather this week, it just feels so invigorating but perhaps its also from the contacts I have re-established this week, problems dealt with and an overwhelming sense of gratitude for life in general.

Have an awesome weekend ahead everyone. Each new day brings opportunity.

Ironically …streaming now is Drive (Incubus)

“Sometimes, I feel the fear of
Uncertainty stinging clear
And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear
Take the wheel and steer

It’s driven me before and it seems to have a vague
Haunting mass appeal
But lately I am beginning to find that I
Should be the one behind the wheel

Whatever tomorrow brings I’ll be there
With open arms and open eyes, yeah
Whatever tomorrow brings I’ll be there
I’ll be there”

I do love my Music


Published by Daniel Taylor

MS Warrior with an affinity for 80's New Wave music and deep philosophical ramblings...and coffee , definitely coffee

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