Yes indeedy, what PaLady says is the truth whether we like it or not at some point we should do our best to learn to accept things. With this disease as she says we really do grieve for many things we have lost. Crohns Disease literally destroyed my life and nearly me too. That is actually what caused me to become disabled. Any type of life altering medical condition can be very destructive to a person. Then, once the crohns hit I had many other serious health conditions strike, it was like a domino effect. I would love to have just one health problem. I am after 7 years probably about 85% there on accepting it all. I had a wake up call one day, live or die, I chose to live and fight, its hard, very hard. Some days I hate myself, just as bad as my body does by attacking itself with auto-immune diseases (3) then CP for over 20 yrs, at this point some days I wonder, am I just stupid or am I smart. Still can't answer that one, lol., most likely never will.
I am not sure how old Webster defines the word acceptance, to me it has many definitions. I work every day at accepting and rebuilding. It can be done, you just have to want it bad enough and be willing to accept and build off that acceptance, realize most things in life really does not always stay the same.
I am not on the yellow brick road either. But, secretly, I would like to be the Tinman, his bones do not break when he falls.