Autoimmune Disease: What Really Matters

Autoimmune Disease:  What Really Matters

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…⁣

𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗲𝘁 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,⁣

purposefully choosing 𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,⁣

finding 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,⁣

letting others sit in your dark places with you and hold your hand 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴,⁣

𝗽𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 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.⁣

𝐼𝓉’𝓈 𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒹 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓂𝑒 𝓉𝑜𝑜.⁣

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 matter.⁣

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.

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