There is Something Good in Every Day

There is something good in every day.

Is there? Is that even a possible concept for those of us who have chronic illness?

The initial response from the chronic illness community is likely to be a resounding “No”.

Pain, procedures, lack of sleep, lack of understanding, countless medical appointments & tests, chronic fatigue, lack of mobility etc. These all overwhelm the mind & body & constantly try to draw our focus away from seeing the moments of joy, moments that are good despite everything our bodies throw at us.

 

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It’s 9.30am & a chilly sunny Sunday winters morning here in Brisbane, Qld. Our winter has finally decided to arrive & being a lover of the cold, I’m a very happy gal. I’m still in bed having slept in after a disturbed night & my beautiful husband is downstairs getting breakfast for us.

My legs don’t move in the mornings until my pain meds start to kick in & even then I struggle with mobility & pain constantly throughout the day, due to my the non healing breaks in my femurs & feet. These are as a result of my rare bone disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis also plays a big part in causing constant pain in my hips, hands, neck & shoulders.

So while all is not good, there is definitely something good to start my mornings. I feel very spoiled to have breakfast in bed every day delivered on a lovely tray. It’s a special bonus found in a chronic situation. A necessary bonus but how nice that something necessary to manage my health can actually be a “good” thing!

There are other “good” things I enjoy every day. Some days they are a little harder to find but they are always there….I just have to look for them.

I enjoy my home. I enjoy pottering in it. I enjoy my soft furnishings & the pretty uplifting areas I’ve created to provide places to rest comfortably & renew my strength. It’s my sanctuary.

I love my online forum & conversing every day with others who truly understand what it’s like living with chronic & complex disease. I love that I have the time to invest in this community & administer it in a way that makes it a safe place for others. I also enjoy actively being involved as a member of a couple of other select online forums.

I love being able to muse & write when moments of inspiration arrive ( or just when I feel like it anyway 😊)

I love listening to music. I love singing.

I love watching my favourite TV shows at lunch time & during my late afternoon rest period.

I love the relative freedom that has come with medical retirement. I obviously miss my work & good health but I am so relieved to not have undue pressures that I just could no longer physically cope with.

The more I look the more I find the good in every day. My list could be expanded but I’m going to stop & enjoy one of the things I really love….my late morning coffee ☕

What little bonuses do you enjoy as a result of your chronic illness? You might be surprised to find what good things have been added to your life when you stop to think about that question💗

 

If you’re looking for genuine support, care, understanding & friendship, you are so welcome to join my closed Facebook support forum Medical Musings with Friends. It’s a safe place to connect with others living with chronic & complex diseases, who truly understand the daily challenges. A warm welcome awaits.

I’m also a Contributor at “The Mighty”  

The Mighty – Author: Samantha Moss

 

 

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8 thoughts on “There is Something Good in Every Day

  1. Oh Sam after a not so good start to our day upon reading your post I had to smile. It was like i was being walked around your home with you. I could see you in bed with your breakfast tray and your wonderful coffee. Then going downstairs and sitting on the deck with the abundance of flowers and their wonderful smells wafting up to you. Have a wonderful day xx and thank you. for putting a smile on my face xx

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  2. What a way to help see the light in the darkness created by chronic pain! I awoke this morning in a bit more pain than usual. The sun is shining here in Coventry, my dogs were ecstatic to see me and this post has helped cheer me up. Thank you Sam x

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  3. Reblogged this on Spine Pain Warrior and commented:
    What a way to help see the light in the darkness created by chronic pain! I awoke this morning in a bit more pain than usual. The sun is shining here in Coventry, my dogs were ecstatic to see me and this post has helped cheer me up. Thank you Sam x

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