I like the analogy of the leprachauns too, Willow... how very appropos to relate.
I think sometimes I'll scream if one more wonderful, loving friend says, "face it, Deb, we ALL get those kind of aches and pains and problems, too, ya know?" When they ask me what the symptoms are and I'm trying to explain excrutiating pain, violent spasms and frankenstein stiffness, electric shocks and jolts, blurriness, misjudgement in vision (I'm already blind at -6.50) and the extreme fatigue only we can understand and one more friend says, you know you ARE over 50 now!
I want to scream and pounce and jump up and down like a maniac! I want to wiggle my nose like Samantha of Bewitched and instantly trade bodies for a week (my worst week mind you) and just give them a taste... then of course take it back as I'd never saddle anyone with this, much as I cry, and wish and wonder why I know it's mine and God will get me thru every bit of it. He's just got a lot of grace to pour over me for now cos this is the part that's driving me nutsier than the symptoms!
Maybe we should have a thread on dealing with our loved ones and friends? Some of you who have so much experience could probably help God with my grace I'm sure... I know there's got to be a better way to handle my fury when I hear those famous words that they know how it feels and it's all "normal".
Fear knocked ~ Faith Answered ~ No one was there! :)
~ Ephesians 6:13 ~ * ~ Psalm 27:1 ~