ViewsAskew wrote:Beth and I have often talked of acceptance. It's very much as if we go through the stages of grief (as in death and dying) when faced with such diseases. We bargain, we fight, we get depressed....ultimately most of us either accept it or we keep repeating the fight against it as if the needle was stuck on the record. I've thought I've accepted it many, many times, only to find out I hadn't. For whatever reason, some of us handle acceptance better than others or get there without trashing about so much.
This is exactly what I told my psychiatrist and very best friend, DNP (Psychiatric Doctorate Nurse Practitioner), "I am grieving the loss of my health." Thank you for your transparency and sharing. She is my prayer partner and is constantly telling me everything is relative and you must stop doing self comparisons. They do you no good and will only exacerbate your depression. Your words and "pressing on" are a source of encouragement. Thank you and blessing to you and yours. Easter is just around the corner. A time of celebration of re-newed life.