Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.

Today has been unbelievable!!  My body has been “out of control” for quite some time (with my bout of Fibromyalgia and Polyarthralgia a mere 12 months….the years with all my other internal issues…..just say 15 years of chronic pain)…..

Today though….has sent me reeling!! The intense joint pain….the deep, penetrating aches…..the extreme sensitivity to touch…..knowing there is NO comfortable position to be had….the restlessness of the body….the intense burning that has a mind of its own….

I know this barely scratches the surface….the TRUE reality of what we live with….what we endure on a daily basis. 

It is hard to resist the temptation to give into despair….to allow myself the opportunity to just curl up…close the door….to hide….to cry….

It is at times like these that we can rise…..can overcome!  For it is at that moment when we feel that “pain” is overwhelming us, that we gather our inner strength….we feel the “fight” being ignited within our inner core!

I will NOT give in!  I will yet overcome this!  The trials sent my way will not destroy me….I will continue to CHOOSE to battle on….to look toward a more hopeful (and LESS painful) tomorrow!

For all of us dealing with these mind numbing chronic conditions, I pray for strength and courage….as we each wage our own….very personal battle!

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