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Monday, June 28, 2010
Brown Girl Heal Thyself.
I don't feel well today. In fact, for the past 3 days, I've been sleeping off and on (more on than off) just so that I wouldn't have to feel bad. The only reason I'm blogging is to try to get some normalcy back. I think I have some kind of funky bug jumping around in my belly. (And I don't think he's gone either although he appears to be resting at the moment.)  I won't tell you what my symptoms are because that would be TTMI (totally too much information). Let's just say I'll be glad when it's over.
I don't get sick much although I have certainly done the dance with illness. It's been 5 years since I got super sick. And it was no bug in the belly either. It was the kind of sick that leaves you stunned, confused and traumatized. The kind of sick that leaves you in the hospital for 30 days (!) with a rare auto-immune disorder (in my DNA no less) that causes renal failure (yes, renal failure) and subjects you to dialysis, chemo, pheresis, blood transfusions, psychological trauma and more. The kind of sick I never want to will be again. The kind of sick that has miraculously disappeared...which is another story entirely.
But here's what I've learned about not feeling well:  As individuals, we play an important role in our own recovery. Whether it's a belly bug or something more serious, we all have the ability to play a part in healing ourselves with positive thoughts, a positive attitude and positive steps. And while I'm not saying a positive attitude is a cure-all for all life-threatening illnesses, I am living proof that positive thinking can have a positive impact. So the challenge today is to help heal yourself.  Whether physical or psychological, don't succumb to what ails you by becoming a victim. If you're sick and you need medical attention, go to the doctor/a healer, think positive, fight, and choose to be the victor instead. The power is in each of us. Believe it.


pam h on: June 28, 2010 at 10:42 AM said...

Great minds....I am not claiming my illness (although it is there)~LOL~ I'm fighting the good fight to recovery. I will not let it get me down. ^5 = high five

Anonymous on: June 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM said...

LOVE it. (Perfect timing since I'm sick too!) Thanks for the great reminder and words of wisdom. I am inspired by your story... Namaste!


Anonymous on: June 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM said...

Your article was perfect timing for me as a sit at home feeling crappy and hating my chronic illness. I am committed to postive thinking!



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