Do What You Can Do…
This picture and its saying are fantastic – a little sassy, but fantastic!
To all my fellow auto-immune disease sufferers – I say: Let’s raise a glass of water and toast ourselves – and to those who don’t understand and don’t want to try to understand – to heck with you!
We may take longer to do some things (work, rest, work again)…we may be more tired and achy…
And you may think we’re whining if we comment on it…but hey, we do look good! (For those people who say “But you look so good!”)
And if you tell us “but remember there is always someone worse off” – we want to hit you(!) – even though we won’t…
Why do we hate that saying so much?
Not because we pity ourselves…but because it’s demeaning to what we live with.
Are there moments when we feel down, maybe even depressed? Yes.
What do we do about it? Well, speaking for myself, I know the best thing to do is let myself feel it…for that hour, day or two…and then pick myself up and move on.
The sun still shines, my family and friends are still here, there is beauty in the world, there is a little (or a lot) good in everyone, and there is always something to be greatful for…yes I spelled it wrong on purpose.
My favorite shirt is from Be.ology and it says: Be.greatful. Not only should we be grateful, but we should always strive to be great at what we do! (I really need to order a new one…mine’s getting worn out!)
Be a great friend, Mom, wife, volunteer, worker, co-worker, blogger, Christian, and woman.
So whether our bodies (and sometimes minds) are what we want them to be or not…let’s do our best!
But most of all – be happy every moment that you can.
Enjoy a good laugh – if you have friends or family that you can laugh with – GREAT.
If not – find those videos on YouTube that make you laugh and watch them!
It’s amazing how much a good laugh can make a difference.
My name is Patty Omerza and I have primary Sjogren’s Syndrome…and I do understand. I also have thyroid issues, and asthma…and, am recovering from one shoulder torn rotator cuff surgery and starting the process to get surgery on the other one. I also have sciatica problems from Piriformis Syndrome and Bursitis in both hips…we’re still working on the resolutions for those. I’ve seen what Alzheimer’s can do to loved ones, and I’ve dealt with PTSD (still am).
So when I say I understand…I really do.
I won’t tell you to get up and exercise – only you know what your body can do. I’m doing as much as I can right now, until my body is stronger. Doing my stretches…and my gentle strengthening. Listening to my body so that I don’t overdo i… because I, like you, will pay for it and need days to recover if I do.
Those are the things other people don’t understand.
But I do.
So, if you need a listening ear…I’m here for you.
If you need a laugh, I’ll try to share one.
That’s what my blog is all about.
Sharing life’s tough moments, it’s funny moments, and being there for each other.
Because that’s something I can do…
And let’s live life greatfully…
Because it WILL make you feel better!