Being Whole Again Part II

Being Whole Again Part II Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I have learned so much just by observing others. I’ve seen people use our vulnerability to sell us everything and anything.  And, we will pay with the hope of some sort of high standard of loyalty...

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Being Whole Again Part I

Being whole again part I Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I spend a good bit of my spare time volunteering. For several years now, I have found myself in the position of leading various support groups.  It just so happens that one of these groups is in...

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Ten Things About Me

Ten Things About Me Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw Have you ever felt the need to tell someone what you’re really thinking? Especially in the way I am be spoken to. I don’t have a confrontational personality.  If anything, I prefer to roll away and...

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Touchingly Unexpected

Touchingly Unexpected Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw We have a movie night now with the girls.  I am at the movie theater with my friends waiting for more to show up.  Tonight, we are watching an Indian movie. While meandering our way through the...

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Learning to travel again

Learning to Travel Again Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s just before Christmas and my Neurologist said. “Meena, you can travel.” It is like I can breathe again. It’s been three years since the time I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis...

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Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s 8am on the morning of Christmas Eve when I practically shove David out the door to pick up my daughter and bring her home so she can spend the night with us.  Our youngest son accompanies him. The...

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No.

No. Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw I always say that there is no way one can have a debilitating injury like a spinal cord injury or an illness like Myasthenia Gravis, and not help others also taking the journey. I began helping others three years after...

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Sick and Tired of being Tired

Sick and Tired of being Tired Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw Myasthenia Gravis is a Neuromuscular Autoimmune disease that causes a breakdown in communication between nerves and muscles.  Thus, leaving the recipient of this condition with progressive...

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Why Be a Support?

Why be a support? Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw When I had my spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed eighteen years ago, I felt as if my whole world had collapsed around me.  Everything and everyone I knew had cleared away with the evening tide. ...

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There is Something in the Air

There is Something in the Air Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw In my experience, it is rare that a crisis doesn’t break apart friendships and other relationships, but instead pulls everyone involved closer together.  I observed this rarity in awe when I...

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Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw We have been home a full week now.  I haven’t left my house since we came back.  I have gathered everything I can think of that I don’t use that can be of use to someone else and donated it.  I have...

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I Release All Control

I release all control Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It is day three that we have evacuated our home.   The place where I feel the safest now is possibly the dangerous place of all. When I bought the house, I knew it would be the perfect place for my...

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Dealing with Indifference

Dealing with Indifference Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw My kids are off from school for the summer. I decided I would sign Jamie up for piano lessons.  He’s about to turn six years old. Every time my children were home for the summer, I have often felt...

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When it rains it pours

When it Rains it Pours Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw It’s been two days now since we had to evacuate our home.  Hurricane Harvey has affected Fort Bend to where we are now known as the 800-year flood. Midnight was when we decided we had to leave.   Our...

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When is my turn

When is my turn? Moving Forward Series by Meena Dhanjal Outlaw This morning, I went to the grocery store I frequently shop at. The store was quiet and this is one of the reasons I like coming early.  I don't have to deal with crowds when I need to grab a few items. ...

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