This is a difficult topic. Acceptance. I wanted to share my thoughts with you once again in this post from January 2017. It still holds true!
I have repeatedly been asked by people how I ‘accepted’ my chronic illness? Actually accepting and getting to acceptance are two enormously different things! I used to think acceptance was an ongoing process. Now, I’m not so sure. If you are in a race, and you cross the finish line, you are done with the race. Right? When you are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and you tell the first person you run into that you have fibromyalgia, you have accepted that diagnosis of fibromyalgia. You may be in disbelief, but you’ve been “tagged” so to speak.
- Accepting our illness doesn’t mean we no longer seek additional knowledge and help.
- Accepting our illness doesn’t mean we stop trying to live a better life.
- Accepting is a verb, it is the action we take when changing our thought process realizing we are not the same person we used to be.
When I was…
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