27 July 2010

Support System

I recently experienced a speed bump in my health journey. I won't get into it right now, because I am still figuring out what it all means. Sorry to be vague. It isn't life threatening. It's just heavy, and I need some time to sort everything out.

My health issues this past year have been like the song that doesn't end. I'm sure you are sick of hearing about it. I am sick of talking about it.

One thing that has become crystal clear to me through all of this is that sometimes you need a shoulder to lean on. Not necessarily a shoulder to cry on, but a shoulder to lean on. You need people who physically lift you up when you can't lift yourself. People who know who you are without all the niceties and the "how are you's?" and the staged politeness. They hold your hand, feel your pain without words, and love you no matter what.

That is a support system.

I am lucky.

There will be a light at the end of this tunnel. Whether it just spontaneously happens, or I have to manually install the light and hook it up to an extension cord. There will be light.

(And for the record, I consider all of you to be like my extended support system :) I don't personally know you, but I have revealed a lot about myself on here and you have been amazing during some pretty rough times. I just want to say THANK YOU.)

6 comments:

  1. Stay positive and I hope you are okay. Sending warm thoughts from Toronto~~~

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  2. Sorry about the recent health update. I've had my own health things over the last year and it's never fun. But you're right about the support system. It's super important to have a solid one. Feel free to email if you ever need a shoulder.

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  3. Sorry about the recent health hiccup. I'm glad that you have such a strong support system and I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

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  4. Aww! I hope everything with you gets better! I (along with your readers) enjoy reading your posts and know that we are here supporting you =)

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  5. Aww, you're more than welcome! We are a bunch of tough ladies and gents in the blogsphere, and I think we have a lot to offer by way of support. I hope that you are feeling well, and that everything will be okay! If you need anything that I can provide, please let me know - I've got two shoulders, and I'm not afraid to use them! *HUGE HUGS*

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  6. glad to hear that you have a strong support system. hope that your health gets better.

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