Getting Closer To Myself: For All We Know…

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Illness has changed my life in tangible and intangible ways. For all I know, it may be simultaneously the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me. It has given me perspective.

I think it’s easy to think about the things we can’t do because of illness. But it’s harder to think of the things that illness has allowed us to do. This is a much more introspective task.

Illness has shown me that I possess strength within me, but I do get tired of hearing that such and such experiences will make me stronger. Maybe I’m strong enough already, maybe I’m not that strong at all.

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  1. Danielle

    Thank you for posting this 🙂 This was a great find. I have to say that though I am a caregiver without RA myself, I still go through quite a bit of what she said. I never thought I would be this strong, or have to be. I learned all about perspective because if I didn’t, I’d be so sad for my little one that I don’t think I’d be of any help to anyone. I think about her life span, her future ability (or possibly inability) to have children. RA makes you stop and think about what’s important. I think that people need to read things like this because it’s easy to get lost in your own world. I appreciate the find 🙂

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