Choose to find value in your struggle and never surrender to your fibromyalgia.
A week after my youngest son was born, I awoke to all-over body pain and the inability to walk or use my hands. That was nearly seven years ago and I have learned a lot about being sick, especially as I face daily challenges both physical and emotional.
Here are 7 lessons I have learned in 7 years of being sick.
1. This is your life — you don’t get to give up
This is my life and I will make best of what I have been given. On good days, I can manage my morning routine with little trouble, including taking medication, stretching and getting to work on time. Other days, I want to give up and let my illnesses walk all over me, but an inner voice whispers, “Don’t you dare.” I try not to respond with “It’s not getting better,” or “I just want to give up.”
Giving up is easy, and finding a reason to keep going is difficult. Find those reasons why you need to keep going.