A NEW SONG, A NEW RHYTM!
I was always a singer but my latest battle started when I began losing my voice in my early 40’s-doctors didn’t know why
Gradually I also began to struggle w/ additional severe physical issues & depression-Health worsening & feeling suicidal, I found a set of early 1960s Ludwigs next to someone’s garbage & knew IT WAS A SIGN!
I had played snare in marching band & orchestra for a year or two when I was a kid & knew I HAD to try to keep making music!
I had become so ill, I was almost completely house bound & getting more poisoned & weak, but every now & then I managed to drag myself to my drums; playing was at least giving me some little moments of joy & helping keep me physical & a bit sane!
It took over 10 years before I was finally diagnosed w/ a rare version of Cushing’s Syndrome; That was about
2 1/2 years ago. I FINALLY was able to have surgery & tumor removed, then 6 months later, a friends band was looking for a drummer & I decided to give it a try! I still wasn’t healthy or confident, but was thrilled to have other musicians to play with & force myself out of the prison my life had become
I am now THRILLED to say I AM healing & in remission!
I'm still apprehensive about my skills & self-conscious of how Cushing’s altered my life, abilities & appearance but was determined to enter HLAG!
I used to think Cushing’s destroyed my life, I couldn’t see then that it turned me down a new path; I couldn’t hear it gave me A NEW SONG & A NEW BEAT!