A reflection I am writing as I am undergoing treatment:
As I type this, I’m currently on a hospital bed receiving treatment for the chronic illness I’ve had for just over 11 years. As I am laying here with an IV drip going into my hand pumping anaesthetic around my body to try to numb my nervous system down, I find myself reflecting on the life lessons chronic illness has brought along with it…
- You never know what’s around the corner.
- You find out who is willing to make the effort for you, when you are simply unable to do it back.
- There is a big difference between being alive and actually living.
- Life comes down to love.
- There is always a way to do it or an alternative.
- You find out what your passion is when you can’t do it any longer.
- You discover your core relationships.
- The power of the mind and destructive thinking.
- The danger of owning your diagnoses.
I could really let my fingers carry on and list a thousand things, esp as I’m on this IV drip for a few hours…but I’ll only pick a few from this list to explain in more depth: