Even though my legs hurt and are kept together with hardware, and don’t work as well as they used to, I feel fortunate that I have them.
My shoulders and wrists hurt, also have hardware, but I feel blessed that I have them.
I’m tired a lot, have pain a lot, BUT, I’m here, and I’m alive, so it’s okay.
I’m grateful to wake up everyday. I’ve learned to live with the hand I’ve been dealt, that’s just the way it is. We all have something to handle, but we are here, and that’s what matters.
My hometown of Boston has endured a terrible tragedy. Two explosions occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and injuring hundreds. Many people stepped up to help, there were many heroes. I knew a few of the wonderful people who thought of other’s welfare before their own. They are the true definition of a Hero.
Many people actually lost limbs, this is horrifying. I am so sad for all of the families affected by this horrific act of violence and terror. They will all be in my nightly prayers. I hope all you will also include them in your prayers.
Sometimes when you see me out and about, looking good, and what you think ‘healthy’ looks like, you judge me. You say to yourself, “she looks fine to me”. Well, this is for all of you who may see me and think that. What you saw was me in a good moment, wanting to look nice (even just to go to Duncan Donuts!) and get everything I need to get done, done, while I feel good enough to do it! What you saw could have been the one moment in my entire day, where I felt okay! You don’t see all the’ behind the scenes’ moments that go on before and after!! Sometimes it takes me days to recover from that one outing!!
So please, don’t judge me.
I do go out. I do dress nice. I do take care with my appearance. My illnesses do not always show outwardly. I like to look as healthy as I can, even though I’m not. It just makes me feel better. I have pain all the time, I’ve gotten very good at hiding it. (Let’s face it, no one wants to hear me complain all the time.) Pain is something that is normal for me. So, you probably won’t see me wincing and looking pained, (if I can help it.)
Not everyone looks visibly sick all the time, give us a break. When we feel good, we act on it!
So please, don’t judge us.
Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter everyone!!!! I hope you all have a pain free day! <3
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” - Mary Tyler Moore
Pretending to be happy, when you’re in PAIN, is just an example of how STRONG you are as a person!
Wherever you are: Be all there.
Wherever you go: there you are.
I love these little sayings. They’d make great tattoos. :)
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life