Apparently, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week. According to the National Infertility Association, 1 in 8 women have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. And I am one of those. It’s not something I talk about very much, but I’ve been encouraged by my sister-in-law’s example to start sharing more of my story […]
Life with chronic illness is an adventure. Not a fun one, but a long and challenging one that is constantly changing and evolving. It’s filled with doctors, tests, medications, a bit of guessing, some experimentation, and a whole lot of prayer. I should know — I’ve been living with chronic illness since 2007. I was […]
In honor of Invisible Illness Week, I’m sharing some things I’ve learned along my journey with Wegener’s Granulomatosis. So far, here’s what I’ve shared: 1- Recognize the body/spirit connection 2- See opportunities, not limitations 3- Realize that good health is not everything Lesson #4: cherish the time you have Life is uncertain. We all know that. […]
In honor of Invisible Illness Week, I’m sharing some things I’ve learned along my journey with Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Read the last two posts here and here. Lesson #3: realize that good health is not everything Our bodies start decaying the moment we’re born. Things grow and regenerate for the first few decades – but even then, we’re […]
In honor of Invisible Illness Week, I’m sharing some things I’ve learned along my journey with Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Yesterday I shared about recognizing the body/spirit connection. Lesson #2: see opportunities, not limitations It would be so easy to compare my current life with how I lived before Wegener’s. It would be easy to feel sorry for […]
Today kicks off the start of Invisible Illness Week. It’s not something you want to celebrate… but for some of us, it’s an opportunity to share how we deal with chronic “invisible” illness, and help raise awareness for the diseases we fight every single day. It’s called invisible, because to the average bystander, everything looks fairly normal. I’m not […]
Living with a long-term illness is not easy. There are new limitations to be learned, new hindrances to face, new fears and worries to overcome. There are challenges to deal with every single day, every month, every year. For some, there is no hope of improvement. For some, that hope is for a distant day, so far-off it seems nonexistent. The struggle for joy and contentment is painfully real, as is the never-ending battle of trusting God and casting every care on Him.