My Determination and Recognition Has Got Me Where I am Today.
Hi all, Hope you're all doing well?
First off I would like to apologise because I'v not done a blog for a few weeks. Good reason behind that because I'v had so much going on but in a positive way 😊. It looks like I'm going to Atlanta,USA for my new treatment, sooner rather than later 😱 the treatment I will be receiving is called TMJ Treatment. You can find out further information about tmj via the following link: TMJ Treatment
You maybe wondering why I need to go all the way to USA? Well because I'v been so open about my Dystonia, showing the way I talk and the problems with my hands. Doing videos and posting them online, on all social media outlets, it reaches a worldwide audience. A nurse in Atlanta picked up my story, who also sufferes with Dystonia and contacted me saying about the TMJ treatment that ultimately cured her Dystonia. She then put me in contact with her specialist, who examined me in London. From this he explained that he can help me also and that's how it's all come about getting treatment at hispractice in Atlanta,USA.
If I wasn't so open, my story would never had been seen and this amazing opportunity would never of come about. My Dystonia could be cured after 9 long, agonising years. Literally how amazing could that be ??
I've always said being an open book has got me where I'am today. Opening up to the world showing my struggles has shown how real I'am. It was just too easy to post a picture, with my muscles, tattoos and say I have Dystonia.
Looking at the picture above would you think I had a Disability ??
To be honest I would look at that picture and think not a chance he has a disability, just look at him 😱. That would definitely be my response when I was younger. I'm the first to admit I was quite naive. My determination was to be raw and give people more of an understanding not all disabilities are visible, just like mine. By doing this I was getting a lot of recognition and respect from people with Dystonia because I was bringing a lot more awareness to this movement disorder. I'v had numerous interviews with magazines and online companies on my story, which helped by spreading the word and sharing my story with the world to see. All of my social media outlets were growing, Instagram, Facebook etc because all my posts were showing my victories and battles with Dystonia. It just seemed people were interested and loving my honesty. Amazingly enough over the 9 years I'v have been lucky enough to avoid trolling. This surprised me because my speech is so disorientated, it's kind of an easy target for online trolls to pick at. Fitness is my lifeline !! I use it to help me overcome my Dystonia physically and mentally. Companies in the industry was noticing that and wanted me to become afflicted with them. They include Skinny Chimp , UFIT Drinks , Udos Choice , Prep Perfect , Heck Food and I'm being given an amazing opportunity by YourZooki to start blogging for them.
The moral of this blog is when you think times are hard and you think you're getting nowhere, just find the determination within you and fight to get yourself out there. Never feel ashamed or embarrassed, believe in yourself.
I would like to end with the quote. "Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation." I hope you enjoyed this blog. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. James Sutliff