“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” Ernest Hemingway
I woke up this morning and could barely get out of bed. I took a few steps, and my body felt so stiff that I expected to see the Tin Man in the bathroom mirror. In a matter of five short minutes, I could already predict how I would feel the rest of the day. If you are dealing with an autoimmune disorder, this probably sounds familiar.
This same old song plays day after day. Decisions are made based on how you feel. You’ll go out to dinner with family or lunch with friends if you feel well, even if that date is an entire week away. You’re already worried about how you’ll feel because the good days are few and far between.
You are not alone. Others are dealing with similar struggles and feeling their way through life every day. Although we all are different, often, we share common goals. We are fighting “to feel like the old me.” Also, we are striving to achieve our personal best. When dealing with an autoimmune disorder, this could mean walking to the mailbox for some and walking a mile for others. It could even mean just having the energy to get out of bed and get dressed.
Let’s focus on achieving our personal best! Make an impact and share your journey.