Autoimmune diseases put her in a fight for a life well lived, every single day. Here are some of the things happening to her every day. Remember these when you think she is overreacting about her condition. Autoimmune diseases are no joke. She is definitely a warrior!
She feels useless. So tired. Mind and body.
She feels unworthy. Being a wife. No energy to be what he needs and deserves. Being a Mom. Having to say no all the time because Mom can’t do it or because she only has so many spoons until she’s flat on her back in bed.
She feels lost. Doesn’t have energy to even write this but she’s doing it anyway. Crying as she writes. So many things going through her mind. How she feels. Emotionally. Physically. Depression creeping up…. And she fights.
She feels 20 years older than she is. Pain everywhere. She shouldn’t feel this way at almost 40 years old.
She feels sad. Her life going by quickly. Way too fast and cannot keep up. She’s grasping and holding on tight, hoping she doesn’t miss this beautiful life.
She is sick. 3 different auto immune diseases are making her life so hard. She never feels good. She has begun lying to those whom she loves, so that they don’t worry about her for the day.
She braves the pain with acting and big smiles.
She still wants to do things. Adventures with her husband and kids, hurting or not. She misses enjoying those moments. Why does it have to be this way?
She cries. More than you realize. She hates this so much.
She is sleep deprived. Tossing and turning every night. She can’t get comfortable. Her mind is spinning. Please God give her a good day tomorrow.
She panics at the thought of another thing on the calendar but she wants to do that thing. So very badly.
She is tired of those who think she’s not really that sick. She sees your rolling of your eyes. She hears your whispers. Your non-belief. You are not helping her deal with this.
She wants to feel better.
She wants to live without planning her day around prescription medicines.
She wants energy.
She wants no more pain.
She wants to feel alive.
She needs understanding.
She needs hope.
She needs unconditional love.
She needs the dreams and goals.
She will get through this. If in pain or not. If sick or not.
She will try her best to stay positive and be that happy person she was known to be.
She will lean on you. Those who support, believe and love her. She’s so very thankful for you.
She is learning to live this life the fastest she can learn it.
Pray for her.
Think about her.
Dream with her.
Hope with her.
She is a warrior and you are her cheerleaders every day of her life. Remember that she has thoughts like above every single day. She is fighting depression and pain every day. Autoimmune diseases have changed her life and the lives of those around her. Every single day is a battle for her if she tells you or not. Remind her every day that she is a warrior! Encourage her. Dream and hope with her. Love her.
September is awareness for several conditions I have. Suicide Prevention week is this week #StopSuicide – I know depression can lead to this. I also know that these autoimmune diseases have the potential to get that bad for someone. Please, if anyone you know is sounding like they may take their own life. Do something! The month of September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month. This is what happened to me 6 years ago and I do believe that all of my problems have stemmed from having my thyroid removed. However, I am thankful they found it. So make sure you #checkyourneck #thyca #survivor It is also Pain Awareness Month – Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis and Hypothyroidism give me more pain than you realize. Pain medicines have a bad stigma from people who abuse them. In return, people like me have trouble getting the medicines that will help relieve that pain. #IAmAPainWarrior #ISpeakForPain
Also while I have the opportunity, a huge thank you to my husband for believing in me. Pushing me when I need it and just simply loving me when that is what I need. You are my hero. My knight in shining armor. The love of my life. I couldn’t handle this life I’ve been given without you. I love you so very much!