“Whatever Happens, Happens…”
I was in an extreme amount of pain the moment that the above photo was taken, but you know what - here’s how I choose to look at it (Hint: it really helps!): My Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) may be hurtful, but my friendships bring me joy, hope, love, faith, and strength. A wicked combination that nothing - no disease, chronic illness, sickness, pain, etc. - nothing, is stronger than.
Living in and out of hospitals, being cut into every other month (with no cure to be found) - there is at times so little that brings us laughter, so little that brings us hope, and, even in the best of us, there may be at times a fading or flickering faith that things might not get any better. Chronic illnesses, ugh. I had no idea before I got one, but boy do they take it out of you.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned though it would be this - chronic illnesses put stuff back in to you as well. And it’s damn good stuff too!
Living in and out of hospitals, being cut into every other month (with ‘seemingly’ no cure to be found) there’s so little time for drama that your friendships just become true. There’s so little extra strength for pettiness that your experiences just become pure. When dealing with hope, let’s hope it has nothing to do with worrying that some minor inconsequential action of yours has lead to the petty argument between your flatmates.
And as for love & joy… well I think there’s always enough of those to go around - chronically ill or not. :)
Goodnight! I hope you all had relatively pain-free days. xx
universe (by paulateachstm)
affirmation suggested by waveitaway. if you have any favorite ones, send us a message!
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
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