Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I suppose one thing that I have learned from Lymphedema is that life throws a lot at you and there is not a thing you can do about it. No matter how good you try to be or how hard you work, sometimes things happen that you can't control. No matter how many doctors I saw or how much wrapping and MLD and healthy eating and exercising, I cannot get rid of Lymphedema. It is like so many other things in life. I think one good thing that has come out of Lymphedema is acceptance. Acceptance that there are times that are really awful whether its being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, a fatal medical condition or simply being hurt by the behavior of others. It's easy to pile on the woe is me's and throw a pity party and I have done it. The type of day where you ask God, why me? And then you're convinced you're the modern day Job. But I think that is life, a lot of disappointments and hardships and a lot of why me's. I just don't think that is all of life and that kind of thinking starts with acceptance. Everyone is entitled to a fantastic pity party... But, big BUT, do it and get it over with and move on to what you can do to make it suck a little bit less. When I realize that I can make choices to make my situation better - it gives me a reason to get up in the morning - it's what keeps me going. Well, that and coffee and sugary treats... Also, helps to have some really great people in your life that love you and are supportive like a great boyfriend, an attentive roomie and parents that listen to you.

I guess that’s my inspirational speech after a horrible day. Should I be one of those motivational speakers or what?!? Lol.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this one. Might have to read it again when one of the bad days rolls around. Thanks.