I know it is hard to believe when we are at our lowest that we could be utilized to help others.
The above statement is soooooooooo true, right? I am not going to deny that this disease can make you feel like your life is over, there is no meaning to it and can even make you doubt your purpose/existence at times. I mean seriously how could I help someone else out when on a bad flare day I can’t even take care of myself. Trust me; you are not alone in this thinking. I would encourage you to look past the negativity which I know can be a lot, but fight every day to see something positive. No matter how small and then you will quickly start to realize there is, in fact, more positive left in your life than what you realize.
Once I finally picked up the nerve and chose to make my disease so public it has been very positive and empowering for me. To be such a private person when it comes to my health, this was a challenge, in the beginning, to talk about it. I think we all have to deal with the diagnosis (let it “marinate”/soak in as I would say), decide for ourselves and then it is our story to tell when we are ready. I think the common concern I hear repeatedly echoed is “what will people think?” or “what if I’m treated differently?” Well, Sorry for the bluntness, but a little honesty newsflash – who cares what people think and yes they probably will. The ones in your life that love you want to understand your medical condition and want to be there for you will be the ones that “get it.”
I sadly, hear from others that don’t have that at home family support and honestly that is an area that I can’t blog about because I have had nothing but amazing support and understanding from my husband and three children. My prayers go out to anyone that does not have a support system. You don't need a big one, you just need one :-)
Thanks for reading my 1st post - I can't wait to blog more things in the near future. Please reach out to me should you need to vent, scream, cry, have questions or a prayer request. I want to be there for anyone that needs to know someone cares . . . . . I CARE!
* A very honest and transparent perspective on life from Teresa White (Wife/Mother/ Keller Williams Realtor since 2006/Sweet South Organics Company Owner/Autoimmune Disease Warrior).