The one thing that I have not shared is the fact that I live and suffer with chronic pain. It is not something that I announce in general. To stay true to this site, I would like to be honest as anyone that has touched base has.
This is a condition that I have had since I was 15. It is called RSD CRPS. I am following this via my Facebook account and also twitter. The more information we have on this the less people need to suffer. I recently had ketamine treatment for this which gave myself a reprieve from pain. If I can do this 2-3 times a year for 2-3 weeks, it can only enrich my life and those also of others. Looking after ones’ self is so important. BALANCE is the key. When you need to rest, rest. We all need in life to take time out, and I do this as best as I can. BUT that is when you know if you have friends. You see, people such as myself generally don’t make plans, because if the pain is bad, I have to cancel. Some “friends” have gone, but are they friends? I would say not. It is a day to day struggle but with grit, determination and self-care I will fight hard to get the most of what we call today “Life”
It really is a condition that I would not like anyone to have. You can dwell on it and do nothing, or move up and beyond!
The following quote was sourced from pinterest. It simply states:
“Tonight, I Give Up
The Medicine isn’t working…….
(sleep is on the agenda, but it’s just not going to happen. Tonight, I’m done worrying about tomorrow, I give up all the plans that I had to try to make it great. I’m giving up on stressing when I know I can’t change it.
I AM NOT BROKEN
I’m scarred, and I’m different from everyone else, but my chronic illness it not a dead end, it’s just speed bumps that I have to work through.
IT’S SLOWING ME DOWN, BUT I REFUSE TO STOP”