Autoimmune Disease: What Really Matters
I recently heard an experience about a fellow autoimmune warrior that broke my heart.
I am not ready to share the experience, and I feel that it’s not mine to share…
but I will say this:
When it comes to learning to find joy while living well with autoimmune disease…
purposefully choosing 𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
finding 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
letting others sit in your dark places with you and hold your hand 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
facing the negative emotions within 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
focusing on what you 𝗰𝗮𝗻 do rather than what you cannot do 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
launching an all out search and rescue mission for your belly laugh when it goes missing 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
asking for help 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
being willing to accept love and support 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
offering love and support to others 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
remembering you are 𝗻𝗼𝘁 your autoimmune disease 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,
and so on.
I know it’s hard.
I know there’s days where you let it all go.
𝐼 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝒹𝒶𝓎𝓈 𝓉𝑜𝑜.
I know it’s tiring.
𝐼 𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝓉𝒾𝓇𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜𝑜.
I know it’s tempting to give up.
𝐼 𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝓉𝑒𝓂𝓅𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝒾𝓉 𝓆𝓊𝒾𝓉𝓈 𝓉𝑜𝑜.
I know it feels like hard work.
𝐼 𝒻𝑒𝑒𝓁 𝒾𝓉 𝓉𝑜𝑜.
But let’s walk this path together.
You 𝗮𝗿𝗲 strong enough for this.
I am strong enough for this.
And we are even stronger together.
Thank you for being here.
𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝓎 𝓂𝒶𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓈.
You lift me up.
You inspire me.
And I am 𝘀𝗼 stinking honored to walk this path with you.
If you are new to this path, and feel ALL kinds of alone,
please know 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝒶𝓁𝑜𝓃𝑒.
There are so many of us.
It IS possible to find JOY while learning to live well with autoimmune disease.
Take my hand 🤝, and let’s tackle our autoimmune diseases together.
We got this.