Making lemonade…

I am disabled. I can’t work full time, I can’t drive, I can’t go to all the parties, concerts, and events.

I am routinely medicated, stabbed with needles, put under anesthesia, injected with steroids, and tortured by well meaning physical therapists.

I won’t pretend to be happy about it, I won’t lie and say I am okay. I have decided to do something about it.

My biggest heartbreak has been a decrease in my ability to help people. I have had to close down my law practice because the stress makes things worse. I have had to move from an employee to a contractor at work because I can’t go to an office every day. Worst of all, I have had to reduce my volunteering efforts to next to nothing.

I was in crisis this week. I spent a week in medical offices getting treatments and always left feeling worse for the wear. I missed work all week. I missed attending a board meeting, a pot luck, and other events. I am turning 40 and feeling as though I was more put together at 9. I was in dire straights.

So I decided to make a choice. I love working as a volunteer for the Southern Plains Land Trust. I love raising awareness, money, and volunteers. I love protecting my precious prairie dogs and patrolling the preserves during hunting season and putting up fence to protect the land from grazing cattle. I can see the difference I am making with every second that I volunteer.

I am going to work for SPLT for a living. I started a CrowdRise campaign to raise the money for a part time salary for a year. I can work from home and do what I love. I don’t have to give up.

I do need your help. Please view my video and pass it on. If you can donate, even $5, that would help immensely, but passing my information on to others will help just as much.  You can visit my campaign at

Thank you for taking a moment to watch my short video and read my appeal. Thank you doubly for sharing it.

Help me do what I love. from Misty Ewegen on Vimeo.

2 thoughts on “Making lemonade…”

  1. Misty, you are my inspiration. I will go to your site and make a donation. But you will never know how much I admire you, and love you, always. You are in my daily prayers and thoughts.

    1. Savvy Spoonie – 1432 Blake Street, Denver CO 80218 – I am an artist, writer, jeweler, and a Spoonie. Before becoming a Spoonie I was a very busy high achieving attorney and advocate bent on saving the world. Now I'm struggle to redefine my life to fit within my reduced energy level. Some days are better than others. I have fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and chronic daily migraine.
      Misty Ewegen says:

      Thank you so much mom! I love you!

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