I thought I would try something a little different for this post. Here are some things Chronic illness suffers can relate to.
1. When you and your doctor are not on the same page.
2. When you have the flu on top of your chronic illness.
3. When your trying to explain your life to other people:
4. When your file at a doctor office keeps getting bigger:
5. Having brain fog is like:
6. Some days I feel like yelling and screaming and its like:
7. When your doctor asks you what is bothering you today.
8. When people ask me how I’m doing:
9. When your pain is a little better all of sudden.
10. When I have a new symptom I’m like:
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Pain, sick, exhaustion, appointments kinda sums everything up.
I have so many symptoms I can’t keep track of them all.
I have spent so long trying to gain momentum, and I am still trying. This whole journey is frustrating. Everyday my strength is tested.
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do other than just keep going, somehow.
1 Thes 3:3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know that we were destined for them.
2 Tim 1:8 Accept your share of the hardship that faithfulness to the gospel entails in the strength that God gives you.
Some of my back and muscle pain has decreased a little bit, so that is the most positive thing that has happened. I have been extremely exhausted and my brain fog and heaviness has also been extreme. Overall my brain is very sluggish and its extremely difficult to process any information, and I have hard time getting my words to make sense. I have also been trying to get rid of a virus which has made feel even more sick. I am hoping I will be able to lessen the amount of my appointments, but I still need at least one about everyday. Please continue to pray!
I love this idea. This post is inspired by a post by https://indisposedandundiagnosed.wordpress.com.
My illness has always been invisible, even as my symptoms have continued to worse.
Even though my illness is invisible I am usually in a lot of pain, and feeling extremely sick almost 24/7.
This is what a person with a Chronic Invisible Illness looks like.
I believe that even the most negative situations will produce something positive. I believe that if I remember to look for what is positive, I’ll have the power and hope to get through the difficult times. Without this belief, I wouldn’t be able to see the silver lining through the daily challenges I encounter. Here is to finding joy and happiness despite the obstacles we face daily!
Some pain is so hard to fight.
The pain that wakes you up in the night.
The pain that takes your takes breath away.
When the pain becomes too much it takes everything you have not to fall apart.
When did the pain become so intense?
Two years ago? Maybe Three or four…
Pain doesn’t seem to sneak up on me anymore.
Fighting pain everyday is exhausting.
I am ready for days without pain.
I am ready for good days.
I am ready for the days where I can do more than just fight.
For now, I will continue to fight for better days, and hope for days without pain.