Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.

Life’s Hardships

Those of us with chronic illness/conditions have had a unique opportunity to really learn about life’s hardships….

We must deal with additional “side effects”….the ramifications that our illness/conditions play upon our bodies when we endure the stress of losing our loved ones….or dealing with major changes in our lives.

As I have posted, I broke EVERY rule! After the death of my Baby Sis, I quit my job…relocated my family…..to pursue the chance to reduce stress and to obtain the medical care that I needed….as well as provide a better opportunity for our Son….

I want him to have the best opportunity for an education….and to be able to have the chance to dig fossils….to dig rocks…..to explore….to hunt…to fish…..to have other kids around….

To date….we have been able to meet the hopes for our Son!

I am thankful for the medical care that I have found here…..I know that I have exasperated some of the specialists in our local area….

I will continue to pursue help from the University that is within a two hour drive….thankful that I have a husband that can get me there!

Seeing how well our Son is flourishing in his new school reaffirms our decision! After all….he is 11-years-old! Yes….he is in 7th Grade (a year ahead of his age)….and getting straight A’s!!!

Like our Son has said….this new school is SO positive! The teachers want every student to succeed! Yet….the teachers are able to challenge each student….to push them to be the best they can be!

I love the fact that our Son enjoys school….that he loves learning….that he wants to do his best for his Aunt!

I know…I am rambling….part due to the fact that it is hard for me to keep a straight thought with any distraction! Yet….I know that I am making sense to those like me….

Those that are struggling….that are doing the best THEY can do….to take care of themselves….and to take care of…or at least…help…those….around them!

Comments on: "Life’s Hardships" (3)

  1. The nature where you are sounds wonderful…finding fossils! That’s great how his schooling is coming along. I probably won’t be able to have my own children, but I really enjoyed working as a nanny in my 20s. I hope you’re having a good week, 🙂

    • Thank you! We were blessed as I was not supposed to be able to have children so very thankful for our son! Yesterday I was steady enough to get my haircut! Yeah! Today not so.. LOL

      • But you’re unsteady WITH a haircut, lol 😉 You sound like a great mom. After tests done they said what I always expected, since I’ve never been pregnant, that I’m on the border of infertility. I was (and I can’t think of the proper words right now, concentration gets hard at times) ‘able’ to have free IVF on our NHS (medical service) but then I had to wait 6 years(!!!) for John’s Greek passport as he’s a Canadian citizen – getting his Greek passport gives him EU status to live / work here permanently. Well, by the time he got here, I no longer ‘qualified’ for the free IVF…and I’m now 42. I say if it happens, it’s a miracle; if not, it’s not meant to be. And I’m supposed to be doing something else with my life. It’s ironic tho’, considering how many peoples’ children I took care of over twelve years! Hugs 🙂

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