Revisiting my Art Journal about my NAM


My diagnosis of statin-induced necrotizing Myosotis/NAM was a blow, for sure. And when I am struggling, I often go back to this journal I made From the Permission to Play class by Carolyn Dube, a few years back.

I realized that the little sheets I had folded and inserted inside the ring had never been written on! Designed as journaling inserts, but not used as such.

The idea was to write on the outside and/or the inside when I want to, and I can easily add more folded pages as or when I want! So if a quote prompts me to write, more than once, the journal will evolve with every new insertion.

Here are a few more of the quotes pages:


The quote on that orange page is a great one from Michael J. Fox, about his Parkinson’s:

I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.

I slightly altered it by substituting [what I have] for Parkinson’s.  It was too good, too inspirational, to pass up.

I should have taken photos of all the pages before adding the inserts.  Oh well.

And here is the cover:

After completing a week of treatment and feeling headache-y and wobbly it feels like a good time to revisit this idea, doesn’t it?

I still love the journal, it still inspires me and the quotes really all still speak to me. Maybe I will end up writing in it after all…..or not….

2 thoughts on “Revisiting my Art Journal about my NAM

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  2. I love this journal you made. It is so encouraging to anyone who lives with chronic illness. I am in the midst of a flare up and have been bed ridden and discouraged for a week. I think a journal like this is just the thing. The quotes you’ve shown are so good. I will put one together as soon as I can. Love that quote from Michael Fox. I have to figure out how to do the million other things. Thanks for sharing.

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