Personal Prompt: Write a letter to your illness or condition.
Dear CRPS and Gastroparesis:
You may feel like you’ve won a few battles, but with the help of my God, my family, my church friends, and my doctors, I’m going to win the war.
You may have robbed me of many nights of sleep, but I didn’t give up. Even with your many symptoms leading to sleepless night and tiredness, I’ve pressed onward and upward reaching toward my goal. Your tiring attributes may make life more challenging, but I’m ready to fight back.
You may feel like you’ve stacked the deck against me by bringing pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration, but I’m here to let you know that it is going to take more than that to tear me down. These symptoms that you so love may slow me down, but they will not stop me from living life and loving it.
You’ve taken my ability to walk, but I just see that as another challenge. I know with God all things are possible and I will walk again someday. Whether it’s here, leaping for joy, or later strolling down streets of gold, I’m going to walk. I also realize that without me and the many others putting up with you, you would not exist. We may not need you, but you need us. When we win this battle you lose everything.
If anything, you’ve shown me how strong I truly am. You may have taken away my ability to eat and walk; you may have given me pain, nausea, and vomiting, but you also showed me that when life becomes difficult, there’s nothing that my God and I cannot overcome. You’ve taken a lot from me, but I’ve learned so much about myself because of you.
You have inspired me. I’m sure you are surprised to hear that, but because of you I’m reaching out and trying to help myself and others. I hope you aren’t disappointed that I refuse to be defeated.
As I said… challenge accepted… I’m not giving up…the battle is on!
With lots of love and gentle hugs,
A CRPS and Gastroparesis Warrior
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I chose not to do the creative prompt today. It was writing a five sentence story using ten random words someone else gave you. It was an easy prompt, I just chose not to do it.
I just received an email with next weeks topics. I hope you are enjoying my journey. I know I am. I think this journey is intended for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, but I’m not on any of those, so I’ll just continue to use this blog.