Invisible Disability Awareness Week – Coolncreative

This week (15-21st October) is Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness to all chronic conditions which you cannot see. In fact 96% of people who live with a chronic illness – live with an illness which you cannot see. So with this in mind you may not know that someone you know…
— Read on coolncreative.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/invisible-illness-awareness-week/

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Making It

Making it is a sport sometimes,

a game of croquet. Sometimes making it is a brutal war zone and you don’t know how or why you’re there.

You must stay hungry, so to speak, in order to keep moving forward in the world. It takes more than we realize to keep moving in life. Things are constantly changing. No one survives. Is life a cruel joke or Hunger Games?

It’s not fully understood why chronic illness chooses some of us. I didn’t have a choice, chronic illness chose me.

I can attest that there are few things worse than becoming chronically ill without much in savings or a big support system. It’s definitely a frightening perspective, to not be able to just get back up and keep going. When you are stuck in the worst way and it really is out of your hands, its well beyond tough. Its on a completely different level. When its an illness no one understands thats another strike. People assume that you have a support system. Its near impossible for others to believe that the resilient person they know is really down in the gutter without much help if any at all.

It is teaching me many things but the price I’m paying for tuition is astronomical.

To those struggling, keep your head up even if its the only thing you have, its priceless and no one can take that away from you. Just when I was living my life for my goals – things went South. I had an illness without a cure.

Rock bottom, it turns out, has a basement. Believe in yourself. It will carry you through the darkness. ✝️

Whenever you find yourself knocked down by life, keep getting back up.

With MECFS & some other illnesses you cannot get back up physically most of the time, but you can get back up mentally. In fact, you must.

Like Rocky said:

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.

But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

That’s the kind of inspiration that helps us “stand up” and keep fighting.

Shakespeare has different views in Othello and Hamlet. But what does he know.

“I get knocked down, but I get up again.”

Where does time go?

Cheers,

Sharon

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