SO EXCITED! Thank you Fight Like a Girl Club for posting my story!
Check it out! Sara's Story
This couldn't have come at a better time. I was up dealing with another "crash" tonight after an eventful (and HOT) few days. This certainly lifted my spirits!
The response I've seen from this has been absolutely incredible. My post has seemed to travel all over! I've made new connections via Facebook, Twitter, and email with other patients.
I can't stress enough how important awareness and understanding is! I hope this makes it easier for others to see how living with any hidden problem can be so challenging. We all have something in our lives we have to overcome, and often it's hidden from plain sight. It might be a disease, problems at home, financial issues, depression, insecurities, etc. but support can make all the difference. Be kind to all those around you because you don't know what they may be going through. Be brave and reach out if you see someone struggling. It really can make a world of difference. I know while in high-school, being supportive is the last thing you would expect from a bunch of teenagers... but I am so touched by my classmates and friends! The feedback I've received from the online community has been overwhelmingly great. It took some courage to share my story, but I'm glad I did. There are many others with this illness who are bedridden and cannot express themselves like I've been able to. I did not choose this, but I can choose how I'll live through it and despite it.
I also wanted to share a link, http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/
I really related to what she was describing. I ask for you to take a moment and read that article, it might put things into perspective a little.
THANK YOU, ANGELS! :)