A wonderful and trusted friend
asked how I was doing this evening.
General acquaintances often ask this question because culturally, it is a polite greeting and comes with an expected, generic answer.
But for a trusted friend my answer becomes more personal.“Ah, well – overwhelming… Trying to just keep up with life, even though it seems as though LIFE is rushing past me uncontrollably because I can’t keep up,” I replied.
For someone with chronic Lyme disease, it takes courage to face life.
fatigue and physical exhaustion/headaches/chills/muscle aches and joint pain/swelling in your joints/nausea/shortness of breath/brain fog/dizziness/and staying on top of the protocol (program) that can include taking medications and supplements four-six times per day at specific times, consuming the proper amount of clean water, eating healthy foods (often gluten/dairy/sugar-free foods), consuming supplements for detox (such as green tea),
(the list goes on and on)
I was young when I started to face strange symptoms that could not be accounted for; now, after over a decade of life with chronic LYME disease I have a few definitions of what courage means:
courage often means simply getting out of bed
it means placing one foot in front of the other, and getting through each day hour by hour
courage is knowing that each day you will face challenges you have already battled a thousand times before, and choosing to fight those again morning after morning.
COURAGE IS TRYING WHILE CRYING.