Chronic Illness, An Understanding

 

Chronic Illness, An Understanding

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Chronic Illness, An Understanding

Bump, bumpy, up and away my adventure with my oldest daughter began today. I blog this post as the airplane I am abroad chops through the clouds. The airplanes ping pong’s movement through the dense grayish cream color clouds reminds me of my HypoGal journey

My journey with a chronic illness, an understanding is similar to this air flight. The flight is bumpy, the unpredictable air pockets bounce the plane, my control is limited, I am nervous, but I continuously check on the beautiful young lady who is sited next to me, my daughter.

When my daughter was born people would tell me the years will fly. Well, in a blink of an eye the calendar years with my daughters evaporated yet the seconds of the forever long days just seem to tick, tick, and tick. As my children grew a  majority of my days were mixed with emotions of wonder, anxiety and fear.  I internally question if I will be able to watch my teen children metamorphosis adults.

I frequently reassure myself that I have fortunately been able to navigate through weary medical hurdles. Thankfully, my awkward weathered body has learned to jump hurdles. I believe, and hope my shortcomings provide my girls with additional self-sufficiency, sympathy, empathy for others. My hope for my daughters is similar to most parents to provide them with roots and wings.

The light bulb moment about roots and wings surfaced at the beginning of my HypoGal World. I realize to give my girls roots and wings I need to take care of myself first.

Before my HypoGal World, I did not comprehend why I should not place the air mask on my child’s face before I put on my air mask.

If I do not take care of myself first then how would I help my child?

I find the lesson of taking care of yourself first can be difficult for a person with a chronic illness to learn.  I remind myself that I have fortunately been able to navigate through weary medical hurdles. Thankfully, my awkward weathered body has learned to jump hurdles. I believe, and hope my shortcomings provide my girls with additional self-sufficiency, sympathy, empathy for others.

As I finally grasp the importance that you can not help others if you do not place yourself first.

For a person with a chronic illness, I feel this can be a challenging lesson to learn.

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