A day to day look into the life of a chronically ill girl trying to make ends meet in the best ways possible.
I hear ya.I read in the book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" that usually illness and other less desirable traits are weeded out in the animal kingdom because animals just wouldn't survive long enough to breed. However, we as humans, usually get to pick and choose who we breed with, thus passing on genes that make us vulnerable and fragile. *hugs*
Thanks Sonja! I need as many real and internet hugs as I can get I think...
I had a lovely ex that used to point out when I was first ill that I wouldn't have survived years ago or in the animal kingdom...just what you want to hear when you're feeling ill!(see why he's now an ex?!)
Yeah, I probably wouldn't have survived if I was living in a time/place where it was still survival of the physically fittest. But what can I say, I'm cooler and stronger than darwinism?! :) I bested that!Hugs!
Are you kidding? I think we are so much stronger, more flexible, adaptable, courageous, and creative than "normal" people. If we can survive this, we can survive anything, right? Bah, Darwin! Don't sell yourself short.
I just went to a CFS/FMS specialist who shared that most of us with these illnesses had supersonic autonomic systems pre-illness--we're the one's who survived. (at least, pre-infection, car accident etc. that triggered our illnesses). Born survivors.I've had CFS for almost twenty years. Though my body is weaker and less able than when my illness began, I feel stronger inside. I like what Shelli said and hope she doesn't mind if I add a bit--the flexibility, adaptability, courage to keep breathing each day in the face of physical pain, functional loss etc.. gives us strength. Perhaps even it is learning how to live fragile, that grows strength (which I see is the empowering theme of your blog)
Wow, you all know how to pick up a girl when she's down. I just have this never-ending headache and have been crying when it comes to getting menial housework done. But I agree in many ways, I have more courage and coping skills than most people will ever have to see.Thank you everyone!
I hate fragile. I think I am fragile both physically and mentally. I hate it.
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