Chronic Illness Poem

I came across this poem by Joanetta Hendel today and had to share it. It’s a great description of what it’s like when you are feeling totally beaten down by pain and illness. I know I’ve been at the low point this poem describes many times. Hang in there everyone! It does get better.

 

pain poem

Recovery 101

Recovery 101

I’ve been working through a lot the past year and a half, and perhaps most especially the last few months. I came across this this morning and it struck a chord so I wanted to share. I think of all the lessons I have learned, “You will relapse and that’s okay – as long as you keep fighting,” is the most important. I’ve been frustrated by the feeling that I recover from one physical ailment just to have another one come at me that I have to deal with. Life is a rollercoaster sometimes and sometimes all you can do is roll with the ups and downs as they come. I’ve also learned to get the most enjoyment out of the “ups” as I can. It’s important to enjoy those times while they last. They help you get through the “downs.”