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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