Acceptance of a chronic illness can change on a day to day basis. There are bound to be some days where you feel good and try to think of ways that you can use this diagnosis to also benefit other people. And of course there are the bad days when you question why this has to happen to you and you just want to crawl back into bed until you have all of the answers. This is to be expected and is in no way abnormal or strange. We all have good days and bad, those of us with chronic illness and who are perfectly healthy. You simply at some point must choose who or what is going to win, you or the disease. After you make that decision, and hopefully you will choose to beat this, then you will find that you have far fewer of those days where you feel like the disease is going to win. We need support and acceptance from our family and friends to help us on our journey.
“when we are ill it can be easy to think about who is and isn’t helping us, who is and is not serving us, who isn’t saying all the right things. Don’t get caught up in this circle of focusing on your SELF. Rather, consider what you can DO–even if you don’t feel well. Ironically, it will help you feel even better!”