Yep its early here in the land of Aus, so its still friday for most of you. todays question:
"How has having AP helped shape your character/personality?"
I believe that it has made me stronger, more patient. empathetic. aware of the needs of others, sensitive to the suffering of others, whether it be a physical or emotional illness. its made me stubborn- i take on challenges and dont let them beat me. its made me a good listener. Made me more assertive.
However, i do tend to withdraw when im not coping, i can be a touch paranoid and i can be overly sensitive to peoples remarks. i have a temper, but i think that has always been there. i get angry sometimes. it has destroyed the remnants of my self esteem and impacted on my once hectic social life.
These are good and bad things. How about you?
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, IBS, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Phenergan.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.
Post Edited (Mazfire) : 1/17/2009 11:27:48 AM (GMT-7)