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crazykitty
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   Posted 12/9/2013 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you ever feel like you are continually being tested...that there is a challenge always waiting for you?

I really don't mean this to be a woe is me thread...just a thread that makes us think of what we have been through, and what we are able to accomplish. With each accomplishment we gain hope for better days ahead. We learn that we are strong. We may not have control over everything in our life but we are working on what we can control and that helps improve the quality of each day.

Being here, I gain strength knowing I'm not alone yeah Have a great week smilewinkgrin

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, Adenocarcinoma survivor, Lung Lobectomy, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension,
MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma and RA)
Raynaud's, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis,
Osteoporosis, Hypertension and Migraines
"Where there is a will, there is a way"

diznyfrk
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   Posted 12/9/2013 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have thought about this before and it must be a test of strength.
Sharon


Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogrens, Fibromyalgia, Chiari 1 Malformation, Osteoarthritis of the hip and neck, Heart Murmur, Acid reflux/gerd.

Myself 09
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   Posted 12/9/2013 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have said this before, but it is still true. I am much better at being still. I tend to be goal-oriented as a person, and have a very demanding brain. I get bored so very easily. I have become better at learning to tune out the whinings of my brain, and just be.

I am pleased with this change.

Now, I need to learn to accept where I am and take joy in that.
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Crohn's 2013, enteropathic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, 2013. History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

Luvzminis
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   Posted 12/9/2013 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, this is a spiritual thing. I never understood it for a long time, but came to realize it's my personal cross, specially designed for me; neither too 'heavy' nor too 'light.' I realize not everyone here has this same belief and may not understand what I mean by that or may disagree, but this is what I've, personally, seen and experienced.

Until I heard someone speak about this a few years, I didn't understand it. It then became a real 'lightbulb' moment for me, and it's made my ride through this life just a bit easier. A real 'A-ha!' moment, and I'm glad it happened.

Speaking in a spiritual sense, I really can understand it, and the high points versus the low points in life, and the reasons we have them. However, the more physical, human side of me does sometimes ask that thie 'heavier' things in life I have to deal with ease off somewhat, if that's possible and/or good for me. And, if not, yes, it certainly helps me to grow stronger and more resilient.

Robin: Yes--so good to know we have this forum and wonderful support, even if we're not all the same.

I hope everyone has a great week, also! :)
"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it."

Myself 09
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   Posted 12/9/2013 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone has their own beliefs and paths, Luvs! Rock on with your bad self and your awareness. It's all good. I am not a believer, but that doesn't mean I don't understand.

We all grow at our own pace, according to our own needs.
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Crohn's 2013, enteropathic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, 2013. History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/9/2013 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had really good health so all of my health issues have become a learning situation. And by learning about my health problems as well as learning how to live with them, it has given me the opportunity to try to help others. This is what all of us are doing on this forum. We are learning and helping fellow human beings...even the lurkers.

My illnesses have taught me compassion and I'm still working on patience. ;). I have also become a stronger individual and that helps me with my health battles.

I'm a believer but I don't think these health problems were given to me. It just happens to be part of my life and I'm so thankful to have God to help me through.

Robin, you always have thought-provoking posts!

Sherrine

Forum Moderator/Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

AnnaBananna
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   Posted 12/9/2013 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I went through this and I still go through this. My first and major learning was that I have to be #1. I know it's obvious but I always put other people's needs and feelings first because I am a people pleaser by nature but it nearly killed me. I am still learning, now, how to rebuild my life while knowing this and understanding my new limits. Thanks for the reminder to keep remaining aware. :)

crazykitty
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   Posted 12/10/2013 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Last night I kept thinking about life's challenges. I've concluded that what is important is everything that I've recited in the serenity prayer since I was a child.

" serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."

surrounding yourself with great people helps too :) Loved reading all your replies. We do what we need to do!!!

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, Adenocarcinoma survivor, Lung Lobectomy, Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension,
MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma and RA)
Raynaud's, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis,
Osteoporosis, Hypertension and Migraines
"Where there is a will, there is a way"

getting by
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   Posted 12/10/2013 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
For me it was to slow down and live in the moment. I really have seemed to grow from this. Even though it stinks. I have learned compassion for others too.

Hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

stinky634
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   Posted 12/12/2013 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I always wonder what it must be that I'm going through. I find comfort in that if I can help someone else than it makes the suffering worth it.
28 years old, dx Crohn's Colitis April 2012 - inflammation right side colon, no inflammatio today and Dr's all say Crohns was mis-DX'ed

Joint/Muscle pain since 8-12, right now being treated as Fibromyalgia

Omeprazole 40mg, Vitamin D
Previous: Asacol, Entocort, prednisone, flagyl, all kinds of NSAIDS, joint creams, and OTC pan killers
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