Blog Post: Living a fulfilling life without full use of mind, body, and sometimes both

Updated: Mar 6

By Melissa Temple


Sometimes living with multiple medical conditions or disabilities get to where we think we can’t take anymore or deal with all of it. I know I have been there multiple times myself, especially when a new symptom pops up, and I am questioning if it is part of my already ongoing saga of illnesses or something new. When my body fails me, I turn to things I love to do. I keep a fun list of things that I love and can distract me from whatever is happening with my life or my body.


I then will set some time in order to do some of these items and focus on having fun and not dealing with more doctors or meds for a while. It can be something simple like reading a book. I can always order something from Amazon and don’t have to even leave my house. Or if I am feeling more adventurous, I might call up a friend and ask them to go to lunch. I will have my daughter put my mobility scooter together, and I will just go for a ride in my neighborhood and maybe even play some Pokémon Go!