Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 28

Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 28

Day 28: Name five things you have achieved despite your illness.

Isn’t this basically the same thing as that question from a few days ago? I need some variety, here. But I’ll give it a whirl anyway.

I have managed to not starve to death despite having celiac disease. It’s difficult to adjust to a gluten free diet, especially since the vast majority of patients are given no guidance whatsoever as to how to do so. At the beginning you often despair of ever being able to eat anything ever again. But once you realize that there is good food out there that either naturally contains no gluten or has been manufactured to contain no gluten, it’s easier to settle into the diet.

I have gotten this blog going. And it’s still going, even though it’s difficult to do sometimes. Believe it or not, I do have writers’ block a lot. Once I go back to work, I’m sure I will be writing much less.

Before this year, and after my excision surgery, I was able to get back to having a normal life in 2015. I was happy, despite the infertility struggles, and I felt well. I can only hope I get to feel that again soon.

I returned to God. It was only through a long, hard struggle, but it happened, and I’m so glad it did. I can’t imagine my life without God now.

I’m still here. Every day I am thankful for that. My days aren’t easy or very enjoyable, but I still have life. And maybe someday soon, I’ll be able to live my life to a fuller extent than I am capable of now.

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