Everything changed, when…

I started Dantrium capsules on May 13, 2017, and my walking has never been the same; my trot vastly improved. The difference was like night and day. Before the pills, I never knew what it was like to experience relaxed leg muscles – the spasticity was gone. For the first time in my fifty-year life … Continue reading Everything changed, when…

I am turning back the clock

I have been doing this health kick since Christmas break. I never planned it; it took a life of its own. I had gained a lot of weight a few months before. I hate to admit this, but I let myself get out of control. As I gain weight, I cannot move well, and thus … Continue reading I am turning back the clock

A new page.

I was at my heaviest again after Christmas 240lbs. I am only 5’4”. Actually, I am under that 5’3.5” now that I am older. I was feeling every pound of the weight. My hips and knees ached daily. I was out of breath just moving a little bit. I have osteoarthritis and asthma, so those … Continue reading A new page.

It’s time to start taking care of me…

I gained all the weight back these past few months. I was back at my heaviest. I am a short guy, so this is not a good situation for my health. I have lost most of what I regained, but I have decided that I am going to take care of myself and finally lose … Continue reading It’s time to start taking care of me…

A rude awaking

Yesterday, I had an awakening on my health. I am not young (nor do I consider myself old). I am a 58 years old man. I am obese and physically out of physical shape. I have Cerebral Palsy which after many years of impact walking has resulted with osteoarthritis in my hips, lower-back and my … Continue reading A rude awaking

Looking for beta readers for my memoir

I have completed my first draft of my memoir "PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME LIVING GAY WITH CEREBRAL PALSY" and while I have one or two beta readers. I am looking for a few others preferably authors or English majors, but I am open to others critical readers. If interested, email me at rjconfiant@hotmail.com.Thank-you in advance.Robert

Delving deep

This only first draft, so my goal for this year is to get it all out. I want to complete the first run and get the story on paper with all the chapters. Already, I can observe that snippets of the story will need to be reorganized to help with story flow. Right now, there … Continue reading Delving deep

I never learnt to drive

I never learnt to drive. My older brother took me around the court in his car once, but that was it. To understand why one would opt not to learn how to drive, one must first understand what Cerebral Palsy (CP) is: “Cerebral Palsy is blanket term commonly referred to as 'CP' and described by … Continue reading I never learnt to drive

We all have our type

Straight or gay, male or female; whether we like to admit it, we all have our type. Mine is dark haired, fit to chubby, somewhat hairy men. I am not ashamed to admit this, nor should one. It’s human nature to be attracted to what one is attracted to. I grew up in a white … Continue reading We all have our type

A step in the right direction

At my heaviest I was almost 240lbs (109Kg, or 17 stone), that’s not something anyone wants to brag about. I am 5’4” (1.6m) and I am morbidly obese. I wasn’t always so. Up until I was 16 or 17 years old, I was 135 to 140lbs with a 30” waist. I never started putting on … Continue reading A step in the right direction

People often asked me: a memoir

Well, this happened today (one of many works I haven't completed):Chapter 1When I was young, as far back as I remember, anyway, people used to ask me, "What's it like to be disabled." At that time, I used to answer, "I just am."A few years later, I would answer, "I don't know any difference, so … Continue reading People often asked me: a memoir

Life is unexpected

I was watching one of my favourite shows, Doctor Who, last night and one character stated, and I am paraphrasing here, "When you're old and wiser, no one wants to listen to you." It got me thinking. Life rarely goes the way one expects. When you're younger, you think that school, and all its politics, … Continue reading Life is unexpected

I have had two bad nights in a row

I have had two bad nights in a row. Monday night I could not sleep and I was awake until after 1am. I am not sure why I was awake other than I just wasn't tired. There was nothing stirring my mind (there was nothing that I had to turn off which is usually what … Continue reading I have had two bad nights in a row

Learning to love oneself

I cannot always say that I have loved the person I am. When I was a youngster, I never gave the idea of: “Loving oneself,” much thought. I only wanted to be accepted and fit in. I think most of us kids felt this way. When you’re a kid all you want is to be … Continue reading Learning to love oneself

On friendship

I have a friend who when I meet him always makes me happy and I cannot help smiling when I see him. We met for lunch yesterday with my other half. This friend invited us to a restaurant where you had to climb a set of stairs to enter from the foyer to the restaurant. … Continue reading On friendship

I am being more productive

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I need to be more productive with my living. I believe I have lived up to this promise. I have spent less time on social media. I am reading more, writing more (at least on this and my other (Health) blog. I am also been busy with … Continue reading I am being more productive

I never learned to drive, so I take transit

I am running a tad late this morning. It happens once in a while. There were train issues. I rely on public transit and unfortunately these things happen. I never learned to drive. My older brother took me around the court once, but that was the extent of it. I could have taken lessons, but … Continue reading I never learned to drive, so I take transit

Got to keep moving

It's seven o'clock in the morning and the sun is rising. It's near the end of January, so I think this is probably standard for this time of year. I never noticed before, so I cannot say otherwise. Whether it is, or is not, it is nice to observe. It's a brisk morning though and one can feel the chill in the air. … Continue reading Got to keep moving

I don’t like asking for help

Three days ago, I wrote about work load and stressing out. It occurred to me afterwards that the reason I take on such unrealistic amount of work, or why I hate to quit something I am doing is that I don't like to ask for help, or I don't want to admit I can't do … Continue reading I don’t like asking for help