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bella_sky
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   Posted 10/15/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

VIEW IMAGE Marcus Aurelius

This guy never had Crohns. Or joint pain from Remicade infusions.

Hope somebody can appreciate my cynicism. I'm sorry cant be happy go lucky today and have a feeling i'm not the only one.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/15/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
It is not cynicism, it is a realistic perspective that takes into account that not all things heal. Which is the is a major problem how people think about illness, especially when it is progressively chronic or terminal.
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LMills
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   Posted 10/15/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, it's not to say literally your pain will cease to exist, but it's an ideal to strive toward to mitigate said pain.
Rather than sit around and pity yourself accept the reality of your condition, adapt, and live accordingly. Move on rather than wallow in self pity.
At least that's what I get from this quote. Our condition is not something we can ever forget, but we can benefit from it rather than let it defeat us. And yes, that seems impossible sometimes too...
I'm sure he had his share of pain in life just like everyone else.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/16/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I think bella might have put this quote up because it might be a response to the rather pollyannish thoughts of some of the newbies on the board, because there seems to be a hint of well if you were just emotional strong enough then you could overcome your physical disablity. Hey I am all for that if it works for you. But, sometimes that comes off as expecting a one legged man to particapate in a sprinting contest when they do not have their prostesis. Given the incredible variance in this disease it is hard to know where people are at.
While I believe in positive energy and positive thoughts, you got to meet people where they are at ... Sometimes people need the pollyanna and sometimes they just need to hear that their struggle is acknowledged.

The quote actually pertains to dipolmacy, and it is kinda of turn the other cheek metaphor.
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I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


Trigirl
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
MMMNavy wise comment. I agree with you totally.

Do think it is nice to sometimes feel like you have some control about how life goes, even if there's pain and no relief in sight.
This heights by great men reached and kept, were not obtained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
H.W. Longfellow
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
Trying


LMills
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   Posted 10/16/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't disagree. It's just what I got from the quote. I'd rather not take it in a completely negative light.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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