My World Came Crashing Down in 1991


My World Came Crashing Down in 1991

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This blog post is about my book, Overcoming A Mysterious Condition, and the day that my world came crashing down.

My World Came Crashing Down - Overcoming A Mysterious Condition

I started writing this book almost three years before it was published.  Initially, it was going to be a blog post and not a book.  In fact, the document started out with the title, “Writing Something.”  I really did not expect to write a book.

When I first started trying to write it, there was no outline and no real flow.  I was just sitting down to write.  Each day, I would write a little more and a little more.  I shared parts of my journey, things I had learned, and things that I found helpful along the way.  Finally, it dawned on me that I had written much more than a blog post.

Concepts That Helped Heal My Life

In Overcoming A Mysterious Condition, I share the concepts that helped heal my life.  Some of the things I share in this book are pretty difficult to write about because to share them, I have to relive them.  It was a journey through all I thought was truth into a discovery of the healing resilience of the human mind and body. 

At one time my life was one of accomplishment and success.  I thought I had the world by the tail and nothing could stop me.  Nothing in my life had been easy but through every challenge, I had found a way to rise above it and conquer what stood before me. 

My World Came Crashing Down

On that fateful day in 1991, my world came crashing down on me.  Working long hours almost every day of the week, my life came to a sudden standstill.  Going from walking one minute to not being able to stand the next was shocking.  Going through pseudoseizures was horrifying.

On that fateful day in 1991, my world came crashing down on me.

In those early days no one knew what the problem was, so through doctor after doctor, test after test, I was sent home to fend for myself.  I could barely speak, let alone move, because of my body being paralyzed.  My family was left wondering how to help me and all I could do was watch what was happening to me without being able to stop or change it.

Days Before I Started Walking Again

It would be many days before the right people came along and asked the right questions.  It would be many more days of struggle before I started to walk again and begin my healing journey.

My hope is that this book will take the reader further into healing than what they most likely know to be true.  It was not an easy journey, but one that has opened my eyes in a way that can never close.

Definition Of Pseudoseizures

According to, Pseudoseizures, also called psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), are seizures that occur as a result of psychological causes, such as severe mental stress.

Note About My Books

Overcoming A Mysterious Condition is the second of two books that I have written. I also wrote Hope And Possibility Through Trauma and I am working on a third book. These books tell the story of trauma, when my world came crashing down. It shares the abuse that I experienced but in a way that also shares how I triumphed over them in my healing.

I hope that you will check them out on Amazon and support my life’s work of making a difference in this world. These books are inspirational. If you know of anyone that could benefit in any way from them, please forward this blog post on to them, or surprise them with a book you gift to them.