This video is by Lisa Copen, founder of Rest Ministries; a Christian non-profit for the chronically ill. Rest Ministries puts out Hopekeepers Magazine as well as hosting a social networking site called Restministries and Hopekeepers Sunroom. I’m a big fan of Lisa, who started this all up on her own while battling crippling RA. If you check out the site you’ll find a bookstore that has some really good books on chronic illness, invisible illness, and more. She’s definitely one of my inspirations, one of my heros!
OK, here’s my disclaimer. This is not a paid advertisement for any of the above. This post is my opinion, from my perspective. With that said, here ya go.
I have dropped off the radar again. Not intentionally; the days just seem to meld into one long day, and I’ve been so sick, time is getting away from me. I haven’t talked to my best friend in at least a month. Again, not intentionally. I’ve written so many ‘I’m sorry’ emails in the past, I just don’t know what to say anymore. I feel extrememly guilty about isolating, but at the same time, I can’t seem to stop. I had a horrible realization a few days ago, and it was-I make it through each day and try and get well enough to make it to my next doctor visit. I actually missed my last one. I couldn’t get out of bed so C went and picked up my prescriptions. This is no way to live, I feel powerless to change it.
Between non-stop flaring and being a momma, I have no time for anything anymore. Facebook, my Christian groups, Flickr, television, nada. For those who aren’t computer-heads it’s not much of a big deal, but the computer has become part of my life since becoming ill. It’s my ticket out into civilization, lol. …