Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lame-ish Awesome Year


I look back on this past year and think LAME! I spent a lot of time in pain, in bed, and at my doctors' offices. I spent this last year in medical debt. I feel like it's constantly two steps forward and then one step back. It's been frustrating to come to terms with the fact that my illness will always be around.

But I also look back and am grateful for this year. Before my chronic pain started, I lived a crazy, busy, active, A.D.H.D life. Now that I've been forced to sit still for awhile, I'm amazed at what I've learned. It has been miraculous how I've been blessed to find treatments that help, and even though I'll still endure some level pain for most of my life, I have found ways to make it more tolerable and manageable. Yeah! I found out who my real friends are. I grew closer to the people serving and lifting me. I learned insane amounts of lessons about myself, life, and people. I learned to really listen to my body, I learned how to confront my fears, and I learned we are surrounded by miracles. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you again for all your nice comments, prayers, thoughts, and phone calls.

And on a less serious note, watch this really funny clip. Laughter is good for pain :)


5 comments:

Brittany said...

It was a lame year because we couldn't hang out. And I'm working retail. Other than that.... 2009 is around the corner! I'm actually doing quite well. I think that nausea only lasted 4 weeks. Not bad! It has been so nice and warm.... but this morning it was 35 and now 75. Make up your mind weather! Alan is sooo excited to have a scooter! And my gift was priceless! :) Just his style. Hope you had a great Christmas! 2009 here we come!

Benjamin Thevenin said...

I don't think that there exists a better remedy for pain and difficulty than a zombie dance sequence. Good post Em. Follow Your Dreams!

rebecca and eric said...

hey sorry we were in California for New Years with my family! We'll try again soon!

MA said...

Life isn't fair sometimes and it's easy to despair and hard to have hope but laughter is a cure for the soul! Happy 2009!

Lindsey Sharp said...

I hope 2009 is YOUR YEAR!! I love you so much em! you really are amazing!