In my previous life, I let people walk all over me, never expressed how I truly felt, and wallowed in anger in private. All of this anger and stress probably contributed to my stroke. Well, a few things have changed and now when I’m upset with someone I tell that person, if it’s worth telling that is. Sometimes it’s just not worth it. There have been a few instances in the past few years where other people have tried to take credit for my ideas. When I went back to OT last summer, I did mirror therapy which helped me greatly. It was completely my idea and my request that we do that. At the end of my sessions, my OT (who I adore) said to me “now aren’t you glad I convinced you to come back for treatment and do mirror therapy?” No honey, it was 100% my decision to go back for some OT and it was my request to do mirror therapy. When I started the therapeutic yoga that I do, it was for a very specific purpose that was completely unrelated to my stroke. I started KY because of research that I found about it. There are many protocols/kriyas in KY that have lots of published research to support them. For the entire first year of doing KY, it was like this. I would find a protocol that I wanted to do based on my research and it would be taught to me at my request. Singing lessons were started because my therapist – talk therapist, NOT speech therapist recommended that I try that. I’m kind of disgusted that my singing lessons have helped me so much more than any speech therapy ever did. Oh well. I want to give credit where credit is due and I absolutely, most definitely have – and then some. The point of this post is to tell everyone that other people have had very little to do with the decision-making process of my recovery so far.
My former yoga teacher is the #1 person who tried to take credit for my research, my discoveries, my work, MY recovery. I have referred some people to and am now very embarrassed about it