LIVING WITH THE CONDITION
Fundamental attitudes like non-judgment, patience, trust, non-effort and empathy are at the root of mindfulness.
Dear Crohn's disease, I continued to live, trying to avoid thinking of you, even if you were, sneakily and constantly, gaining ground.
You don’t know the power you possess until you’re stripped of your ability to act on it.
The war was declared, I had been parachuted into hostile land and faced the enemy. I was unarmed, but confident.
I realised that it’s important to accept support from loved ones, that resilience is important to move forward and that I’m strong inside even though I’ve a fragile shell.
Without my disability insurance, I would probably be in debt today, because I wouldn’t have been able to pay all my bills during my long sick leaves.
In my case, my story’s trigger was a cancer and as my diagnosis was made late, the only option was a permanent urostomy.
I will understand you if you tell me that you’re afraid and hesitant to be operated on even if you have informed yourself on the subject and if everyone tells you that it’s the best thing to do.
Let me tell you my story. Maybe it looks like yours, maybe not. Some points of my story might seem familiar to you and make you realise that you’re not alone in your situation. There is no embarrassment to have an ostomy.
You get someone who can share stories of pain and strength, sadness and recovery. You get someone who values every healthy moment, and is ready to live life to the fullest. You get someone who can handle anything.