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Monday, March 23, 2015

"Manage depression with hard news...‏" Kimo's world #63---James "Kimo" Rosen

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired Professional photographer and publisher.Rosen lives on the  beautiful Garden Island of Kaua'i
 with his best friend Obama Da Dog. 
Rosen also posts the Sunrise daily on his Facebook Timeline.

Manage depression with hard news

A few weeks back I went to see my doctor and was hit with some hard news concerning  my MRI result's. My doctor has been pretty upbeat the last 12 years. I have multiple medical conditions yet have never seen the look on his face I saw that day in his office.The look was that of major concern and he started treating me really nice. Not that he usually doesn't treat me nice, this is the bedside manner that people wish for in their doctor. I always get concerned when somebody treats me extra nice, is it because they feel sorry for me? I guess that's just my ancestral anxiety setting in. 

I was anxiety stricken for the next 18 hours until the following morning when I decided to 'appreciate each day as it were my last.'People say this all the time, but how many actually practice it?

I started thinking, here I live in Hawai'i in a housing complex with 38  people. I  get up early everyday and witness  the Sunrise on a regular basis. How many others do that?

Today when I rode my bike down hill and coasted I saw the ocean as a new born and thought to myself , this is awesome, I actually live here.

Even my annoying neighbors that usually just bother me for no apparent  reason, did not bother me.

In lieu of anti depressants, a negative doctors visit turned into a positive outlook. Sometimes it takes bad news to appreciate what you have. The expression goes, "nobody is guaranteed tomorrow."

I have a new found joy for life.

Enjoy...
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34 comments:

Pamela Varma Brown said...

Aloha Kimo,

Here's hoping that all you get is good news from your doctor -- and remember, no matter what, your positive attitude can change your body chemistry.

Keep up your sunrise therapy. It helps keep ALL of us healthy and happy.

Aloha from your friend,

Pam

KimoRosen said...

Appreciate the kind words Pam. I will do exactly what you recommend!

Can you copy and paste this to my Facebook post with the blog so others on Facebook can see your wise words too? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you. Good luck and wishing you health.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're rising above it, brah. Let's hang in there.

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Bruddah!

Rick Comstock said...

No matter the individuals belieif of is there or isn't there? Live life for it's moment, hope for tomorrow to come and greeted with happiness, and make a positive tone when referencing everything.

Rick Comstock said...

No matter the individuals belief of is there or isn't there? Live life for it's moment, hope for tomorrow to come and greeted with happiness, and make a positive tone when referencing everything.

Kit Ellison said...

What did the doctor say and can we help?

Kit Ellison said...

What did the doctor say and can we help?

OhWowMan said...

Love your attitude JR! I've been struggling of late... Let the good times roll!!! CHEERS!!!

KimoRosen said...

as my friend OhWowman say's,"If you're gonna walk on thin ice, ya might as well dance! Harley riders have a saying, “If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand."

;-)

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Dear Rabbi Kimo:please keep up your positive attitude,live everyday to the fullest,do what the good doctor advices you,update to all of us often,you know we love you.

unc

Sam Uel Clemens said...

You always come off as you described: grateful for each day & finding nothing but great things to say about everything and everyone! I try to do this as well, but I like to me ornery once in a while (just because it's fun to me )
You're an inspiration to me, Kimo!

KimoRosen said...

Sam, you made my day!

Sam Uel Clemens said...

You make everyone's day with these fun sunrise pics every morning!

Wynne Moss Abernathy said...

There is a song about that: "Live like you were dying." It is interesting how you view everything differently once you are told you only have 6 months or less left. Whether it's you or a loved one. "You love a little deeper... Speak a little sweeter..." I have lived it. Gratitude of every one and everything helped me move through each day.

Yvonne Kealoha said...

I love your outlook on life.....just keep smiling be happy you have a long way to go still....blessings going your way.....

KimoRosen said...

To everyone I am hoping to be around for a while. I wasn't going to go into detail, but here goes; I just had a huge scare. Many of you know of my life threatening spinal surgery back in 2005. Well a lot of pain had returned. I went in for an MRI and the report from the radiologist to my primary care physician was alarming. Many abnormalities and bulges, too many to list. There was also of major concern 'MS' plague on my spinal cord that they weren't sure if it was cancer or who knows what? I went in this Friday to talk to a neurosurgeon and he showed me the MRI's and compared them to previous MRI's. He thinks and I hope he's right that because of the trauma I have been through that this area is likely scar tissue? If this is the case it's great news! In the mean time he told me to relax and in 6 months I will go in for another MRI and if no changes you guys may be stuck with me for a while. Thanks for all the love and concern from all. In the mean time physical therapy, massage and traction have greatly eased the pain along with a back brace when needed. I feel blessed with all the love coming from all you guys. Aloha

Harmony Bentosino said...

Oh, Kimo, thanks for the update. For me not knowing what is wrong is scarier than hearing the worst news possible. I hope it is just scar tissue, & i think if your dr. was more worried, he would be doing immediate biopsies on you.

KimoRosen said...

Thanks Harmony. I was relieved Friday to hear the scar tissue theory. I really thought this may be it? Again Thanks for yours and everyone's concerns and great comments...

Sam Uel Clemens said...

We're not gonna let go get away from us that easily, Kimo-san!

KimoRosen said...

Sam-san,Arigato Gozamaisu...

KimoRosen said...

Sam-san,Arigato Gozamaisu...

KimoRosen said...

Sam-san,Arigato Gozamaisu...

KimoRosen said...

Sam-san,Arigato Gozamaisu...

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Cher Rabbi Kimo >:D<

Good news on your spine ,my care giver is a RN , I ask her about MRI on spine ,she said MRI is a visible X ray,not serious ,now you can join me in giving the politicians a bad time >:-}

unc >:-}
U can add dat to your blog too. =-Odo you know what my user name DELAFAYETTE means ?

--------------------------------------------------- ;-)

Kit Ellison said...

I have placed you on the a World Wide Prayer Wheel for your speedy repair and recovery. You will be prayed for 24 hours a day every day. Can't loose you yet, Obama's not done with you!!! Smiling face with smiling eyesSmiling face with heart-shaped eyesFace throwing a kiss😀

Sent from my iPhone

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Kit!

Steven Eayrs said...

Praying for you bro, that it is scar tissue and not anything serious.. And like others appreciate the outlook you have to look at the wonder of each new day.... as a gift..

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Unc!

No idea what DELAFAYETTE means. Please enlighten me! ;-)

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

The Marquis de Lafayette was the young 19 year old France nobility who help physically & financially George Washington in the American Revolution ,with out his help,we might be eating them yucky fish & chips in the imaginary US today,vive la France

unc

Melissa Frommer said...

I also feared for your life. I pray it's scar tissue and they can relieve the pain. Peace

Thomas LaVenture said...

I hope they rule it out. You have to have your daily bike rides.

Sandy Markley Levine said...

Praying for Refuah Schleimah for you. The real issue is finding your best life whatever your challenges. I'm glad you are taking steps to improve your condition with PT. Your blog can certainly be therapeutic for you. Every day. within one's own limits, it is important to eat, sleep, move and breathe to the best of one's ability and find a moment for prayer, gratitude, reflection or meditation.