Accepting Changes

Posted by Connie on Friday, August 29th, 2008 at 9:08 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Healthy or Not.
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It’s hard for me to accept small changes like moving things on my desk, changing my personal schedule or doing my chores in a different manner. But when you’re sick like me you have to learn to go with the flow. Your life is full of unexpected surprises and some of them are not good.

I can feel fine one day and the next end up being unable to do a thing. I can go to the doctor for a checkup thinking everything is fine to find out that my bloodwork showed problems.

When you have a chronic illness that’s how life goes. Some people end up with a lot of hospitalizations. In that case I’m blessed now (not so about 2 years ago). Some people have a lot of flare ups, include me there. These kind of things throw me for a loop still. I hate the uncertainty, the unknown. I’m still working on learning how to accept change, but I think I’ll be working for a long time.

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  1. Connie,

    I love the video clip. You can’t go wrong with David Bowie! :)

    Seriously, I think learning to “accept” is crucial. Some people confuse accepting with “giving up”. They are NOT one and the same.

    The well-known prayer that touches on acceptance seems appropriate here:

    “God grant me the serenity to ACCEPT the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.


    Jeanne’s last blog post..Endometriosis Blog: Coping Skills… What Are Your Favorites??

    comment by Jeanne — September 16, 2008 @ 9:07 am

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