Tuesday, July 12, 2016

What You Didn't See When You Called Me Weak


I heard you when you called me weak and a wimp.  I get it.  If I were in your shoes, I'd probably think I was a wimp too.

But since I'm not in your shoes and you're not in mine, I'm going to make a deal with you.

If you want to call me a wimp, you have my permission to do so, as long as you do a few things for me first.



1. Fast for 24 hours.

2. Stay awake for 24 hours.

3. Every time you stand up, spin around really fast 5 times in a row.

4. Throw yourself down the stairs 5 times in a row.

5. Run 10 miles.

6. Continue to try to live your normal life.

That's how I function all the time.  Imagine you have the flu, but you can't lay in bed and recover.  You have to get up and keep doing what you always do. Your body aches, you're nauseous, you have a headache, it's hard to walk, you're dizzy, and you are sooo tired, but you have to get up and go to work anyways. Now imagine feeling like that everyday for the rest of your life.
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This post is linked up at: 1. A Different Dream


12 comments:

  1. lol! It's so true. People don't "get" chronic illness until they get a chronic illness.

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    1. Yup! It's hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes, especially when you have no idea what they're going through!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear that you have to go through something so tough everyday. Thanks for sharing. I am so thankful that people share their stories as it helps me to be more aware and to learn. It's so easy to just assume for lack of knowledge about something. I think when we take the time to understand it helps everyone. Blessings, Demelza

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  3. The pathetic thing is someday, as they age, they will most likely face the symptoms we are experiencing now. We're all going to get there, we just got there sooner.

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    1. My doctor said that I have the body of an 80 year old and I'm only 31. It's pretty sad when you can sit around and commiserate with the elderly folks at church!

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  4. This is so true. I have fibromyalgia, and it is like having the flu but having to go on anyway. People don't get it.

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  5. This is great! I'd love to send it to a bunch of people. There are so many times I want to ring people's necks who are bound and determined to minimize what I go through and look at me blankly and ask what I'm upset about (and these are medical professionals who should understand). They write in my record that I'm "anxious" as if I should think it's no big deal not to be able to care for myself anymore. They can't imagine why I'm in a wheelchair and ask how I got it (as if to say I shouldn't have it), and they ask me why I don't make jewelry anymore and then I have to explain for the 50th time that my fine motor coordination is so shot that I waste perfectly good wire just trying to wrap a simple loop on a pair of earrings and after trying 15 times in a row unsuccesfully and wasting the better part of a day I finally get it that it just won't work anymore. I wish THEY'D get it!

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  6. This is great! I'd love to send it to a bunch of people. There are so many times I want to ring people's necks who are bound and determined to minimize what I go through and look at me blankly and ask what I'm upset about (and these are medical professionals who should understand). They write in my record that I'm "anxious" as if I should think it's no big deal not to be able to care for myself anymore. They can't imagine why I'm in a wheelchair and ask how I got it (as if to say I shouldn't have it), and they ask me why I don't make jewelry anymore and then I have to explain for the 50th time that my fine motor coordination is so shot that I waste perfectly good wire just trying to wrap a simple loop on a pair of earrings and after trying 15 times in a row unsuccesfully and wasting the better part of a day I finally get it that it just won't work anymore. I wish THEY'D get it!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this post! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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