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Posts made in January, 2009

Being a Sick Mom

Posted by on Jan 31, 2009 in General, Keeping it Together | 0 comments

How difficult it is to not feel well when you have a baby or small child to care for? How about being completely unable to be there for his or her care because you are in the hospital? How about coming home and not being able to lift your crying child? How about not being able to have your child just sit on your lap for comfort? How very difficult it was to deal with all of those things and more. If you have never been through anything like that, you are very lucky. Just take a moment to imagine all of those...

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Living Life

Posted by on Jan 29, 2009 in As a Child, As a Teen, Keeping it Together | 0 comments

I just wanted to be like the other children! That is all I wanted to do, be a normal kid. There is not anything wrong with that, is there? I refused to be different. I think that most kids feel the same way. Deep inside we all know that we either look, feel or are mentally different. I can only really speak for myself but I have a strong feeling that all sick kids feel similar. I was blessed in the way that, by looking at me you could not tell I was sick until you got to know me. That made it a bit easier for me...

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Being Judged

Posted by on Jan 26, 2009 in General | 1 comment

Lately, and even in the past, I have been approached by people that know me, not very well, but tell me they are so surprised that I was so ill in my life. The reason they are so shocked when they find out about my past is because of how I appear to them now. They tell me they thought I was so “perfect and my life was so perfect.” How can they possibly tell that by looking at me or chatting with me briefly? That is a question I do not understand. Please do not judge people by their appearance or what someone...

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Being Strong

Posted by on Jan 23, 2009 in As a Child, As a Teen, General | 0 comments

I was blessed with being stubborn and strong willed. Sometimes it can be detrimental but in my particular situation I was lucky. Even as a young child I wanted to be “normal” and struggled to keep up with the other kids at home and at school. As a teen when I was ill I remained the same. I always kept up with what everyone was doing and where everyone was going. Of course when I was hospitalized it all got thrown out the window, but after I was back home and recovered for the time being I got right back into...

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My Little Sister

Posted by on Jan 21, 2009 in As a Child, Keeping it Together | 0 comments

Chelle is four years younger than I am, so she was only 4 years old when I became sick. Now both of us are in our 40’s and she has complained many times over the years that she does not really know everything that was wrong with me. Did my parents make a mistake by protecting her? No, in the beginning she was too young to understand. It was easier to make sure Chelle was taken care of. As she grew older, my parents kept it up. They felt they were protecting her by not informing her. Now that was a...

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