Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the lie that every person with chronic illness tells at some point. What’s the lie? “I’m fine.” That’s right. Every person with chronic illness will tell someone that they are fine when they are in fact not fine. Why do we do this?Continue reading “I’m Fine…”
Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about my experiences with Osteoarthritis as an installment in the “My Diagnosis” series.Continue reading “My Osteoarthritis”
My fragile flesh now fails me
While my mind remains the same.
A prison of flesh and bones
I’m bound to this body.
An essential part of what I am.
Yet, this tangible stuff,
is not the essential stuff.
That which cannot be seen nor touched
Truly makes me what I am.
Do not judge me
for the tears I cry today
As I grieve the self I once imagined
and now know can never be.
Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.― Stephenie Meyer, The Host
Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about the emotional states of joy and sorrow. In many ways, we consider these two feelings to be polar opposites of each other which is why they cause us so much confusion when a single event elicits both from us at the same time. Society also labels joy to be the “good” emotion and sorrow to be the “bad” emotion. While one is certainly more pleasurable to have around, I would argue that both are of equal value to our health and well being.Continue reading “Joy and Sorrow”