What Are You Waiting For?

When I was first diagnosed I felt like my life had been put on hold. Instead of moving forward in life, I waited for my doctors to prescribe a magic potion that would return me to my former physical state. No longer living a life I loved, I existed in a world where I no longer fit in. I spent over a decade living like a ghost. Occasionally making an appearance in the real world, but spending most of my time out of sight. I didn’t have to lose ten years of my life, I had a choice. I just didn’t see it at the time.

Living with multiple chronic illnesses

With each new diagnosis I receive, I am faced with two options. The first is to put my life on pause and wait to be healed. The second is to find ways to work with and around my conditions and move forward with my life. It comes down to this: Do I want to spend my life fighting my body and forcing it to behave like it used to or do I want to find ways to make my life easier so I can enjoy it? The best day of my life was the day I finally choose option two. Before reaching this point I had to overcome a major hurdle, realizing that moving on hand in hand with my conditions didn’t equate to giving up hope of being healed. I still hope and pray that I will be healed someday, but in until that day I vow to live my best life possible.

Odds of being cured

The odds of being cured in our lifetime are extremely low. While it may sound grim, the odds of dying in a plane crash are much higher. I wouldn’t let the odds of being in a plane crash keep me from flying to be with my husband or children. So why should I allow my hope of being cured keep me from enjoying life? Have you moved on with your life or are you still waiting to live?

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