CD makes you special
Hello again; I wish that everyone who is reading this topic is healthy and well.
In one of the researches which research on the needs of crohn's patients, I read this statement for one of cases:" IBD doesn't have to be a negative , sometimes you can turn it into a positive , like having a more laidback point of view of life" . I stopped a long time on this statement and tried to make a relationship between it and what I am living now as a patient of Crohn's Desease . However, I realized that I think I had got a new point of view for my former life and presenting life, also I had my specific sight for my future life. I was always comparing my achievements with my peers, and try to go on and maintain my studying level which is high once, to be honest, that is because I like to be special, or to be higher than others on my study, who doesn't!? but now, I don't feel that I have to make this comparative because what I am doing now , however it is a small thing , I can define it as an achievement which I can feel and enjoy it, all of that because while I am doing it I am enjoying a good health.
Also when I am findout that my abilities are equal to others, it is in the fact a superiority because they are healthy and they don't have my fears or they are not living with the circumstances which I live with.
I had realized all that recently when one of my friends told me that if she was me she wouldn't handle it for even a minute and she would leave the college..( that's because I failed on my first semester in my college as a result of my illness) but I am still in the same college , struggling and handling my stuff to not allow for myself get nervous, other wise it will effect on my health.
What I am feeling now is exactly what I read once that " It gives you a drive to do things and succeed".
On the other hand one of the advantages which I learnt is that " you really get to know who your friends are".
Do you feel like me? Is it true?
(What's important is that people come to terms with their illness and not let it hold them back from pursuing whatever in life they wish)
yes that's true..but with any disease the (under-achievers) in fact are (achievers) , I think!
(This disease has taught me a lot about myself. For that I am grateful.)
(Every life experience brings with it responsibility. We do not choose to get crohns, but we do get to choose how we live with our disease)
this is what I mean by an achievement: thinking positive
( I learned VERY hard not to compare myself to others.)
oh.. yes, it's really hard.. ...I really got exciting with your experience..
thankyou for sharing me your ideas and feelings.