Living in a limited world

……Earlier today I posted about my chronic pain and tonight I saw this post. The two seemed to go hand in hand. I understand chronic illness and chronic pain. Other people can understand and sympathize and it is appreciated, but until you know what it is like to have your health fail and you can’t change it, and there is no day you can take a break, you can’t really know. I understand we all have things in our life it we wish we can change, don’t get me wrong. With any of these things we can deal with them negatively and become victims, or we can find a place where we use it for positive growth and become better people. That is the one choice we can make.  How we deal with it is a conscious choice.  Each choice gets a different effect.  You can always find something good in the negative.   It may take awhile, but it is there.  Being housebound, as she says can also be a sanctuary, where some may think of it as a prison. Both ways you are still inside the house.  I was housebound for several years as I battled my illness. I’m doing better but I know my limitations and I push those limits.  When I looked my own mortality in the eye,  I made a choice that no day was to be wasted.  It’s like running that extra lap. I haven’t had a chance to read her other blog posts yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to be just what the doctor ordered.

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The truth of our worlds?

I started writing this blog in 2011, I suspect like everyone else when they start to blog believe that it will be just a few lines every now and then, the truth has turned out to be something else completely. I am in my 50’s but I was just 21 when my story really began, although it took nearly another 20 years for the doctors to work it out. When I was a child I thought a good life meant that the sweetie jar was always full and no one told you when to have a bath, it’s odd how the life takes hold and nothing is ever what you first believe it to be. I chose the picture above to sit here as it is all about belief and is truer than most think it to be when they first look at it. Take a good look and ask…

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  1. Hi Sonni,
    I cannot relate to the pain you are feeling but I can relate to an event that happened to me in October, 1979.
    I was at work in Minnesota assembling and supervising the assembly and testing of manure pumps at a company making farm equipment. An employee there assembling cow stanchions made with heavy pipe took a piece and hit my head on the right side knocking me out. Another employee stopped him from hitting me a second time as I was on the floor bleeding profusely.
    I was in the hospital for five days and the wife then, consented to surgery opening my skull to relieve the pressure on the brain to relieve the pressure and subsequently remove (20%) a large portion of the brain damaged by the assault.
    A MRI had scanned the damage prior to surgery.
    Arriving home, my head was stinging as if a 1000 bees were constantly stinging my head and my vision was double vision, even shutting the right or left eye, o vision was very impaired.
    It took about two months of this stinging sensation to leave me with vision returning to normal.

    These sensations you are feeling cannot be relieved by a drug to suppress the pain-only give that sensation. I hope this spinal device will work for you. Buddha bless you.
    Bill Pechumer

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    1. Bill, what a horrible experience to go through. I think everyone can go into their life and places to relate that seem to go on for a long time like it is never going to end. Fortunately, for many people it does. For some, it doesn’t and you have to live around it. This woman, who’s blog I posted this from has to deal with multiple sclerosis. It would be hard to know you have an illness that is only going to get worse in time, and still try to continue to live. I want to read more of what she is writing about. Sometimes, you are the person who needs to be picked up and sometimes you are the person who picks up someone else. We all get a chance to take part in both ends of that.


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