Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):



Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):


0
  • entries
    2
  • comments
    4
  • views
    5,750

Learning To Accept

0
GlutenWrangler

564 views

When my illness hit me four years ago, I was sure that it was temporary. I knew in my mind that in time, I would be back to perfect health without any worries. But as time went on, I only saw the opposite happen. And even when I was 100 pounds, I still felt that complete wellness was possible. I always prided myself on my optimism through periods that would break many people in half.



Celiac.com Sponsor (A13):






Celiac.com Sponsor (A13-m):




Things have changed now. That unwavering optimism has all but disappeared. The fact is that I don't have the types of illnesses that go away. And for that reason, I've reached a new state of mind: acceptance.

No, it doesn't mean that I'll ever quit trying to get my health back. But I have to accept who I am, in both body and soul. I could get caught up waiting forever to go back to school and get a "normal" job. Instead, I have to recognize what my resources are in the state of health that I'm currently in. It does me no good to keep thinking about someday, when someday never comes. So I plan on embracing the things that I CAN do. Hopefully, it's enough to allow me to live a good life.

 

-Brian

0


Join eNewsletter


0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Popular Contributors


  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A17):
    Celiac.com Sponsor (A17):





    Celiac.com Sponsors (A17-m):





  • Celiac.com Sponsors (A19):


  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      91,674
    • Most Online
      6,255

    Newest Member
    Carla20
    Joined

  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A20):


  • Blog Statistics

    • Total Blogs
      1,176
    • Total Entries
      2,117

  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A21):


  • Who's Online (See full list)


  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A22):



  • Celiac.com Sponsors (A23):