Over the years I've been overwhelmed, on many occasions, by the thought of living the rest of my life with all this pain. In the early years the mere thought of it was so painful and impossible that I refused to believe a cure wasn't in the next prescription preventative my doctor would recommend. Slowly, I began to realize, short of a miracle, I was going to be dealing with this assortment of pain and other symptoms for the rest of my years.
The fact is, my chronic migraines and fibromyalgia are with me all the time.
What I've learned is that it's doable.
A lifetime lived in pain is not only survivable but livable. Looking back over the 9 years since my pain went chronic I've had many laughs, many adventures, many great experiences. I've lived. No doubt, it's been hard. I've had a whole lotta challenges and plenty of very dark moments but I've still lived. Somehow in the midst of all this pain and crap life has carried on.
The evidence has been piling up and now I'm certain - I CAN
do this. It's not my first choice or anything but I can do this.
No matter what, this world still offers beauty, goodness, hope - life.
I'm here, right now, determined to live the best I can. Thankful for my life and for all the blessing around me.