Thread: A Will To Live & Reality Check
09-28-2007, 02:00 PM #1
A Will To Live & Reality Check
Here I am sitting in my office at almost 6PM Friday... having just read an amazing article on the LA Times about a 16 year girl who, one month after getting a new car, was in a tragic accident that almost destroyed her brain. Her CT scan said that her brain was not conducive to life... and yet, three years later, she's alive, she's improving despite tremendous odds and she's graduated from high school.
If you ever feel that IC is a burden (and yes, it is).. it's important to do a reality check ever now and then. There are others who have it so much harder than we do. I'm not minimizing our struggles because, god knows, IC can be rough. But, we have blessings too... so many blessings... especially our friends and family around us.
If you want to be truly amazed at the power and drive to live... read her story. Also, FYI, this is a story to share with teens learning to drive so that they can see how their life can change in a fleeting moment at the wheel of a car.
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09-28-2007, 02:19 PM #2
Great article! It makes me think of the saying, " I cried when I had no shoes until I saw someone that had no feet."Meds I take:
Elmiron, Elavil, Vagifem- for IC
Albuterol, Flovent, Atrovent- for Asthma and lung problems
Paxil, Clonazepam- for depression and Anxiety
Atenolol- for rapid heart rate
Nexium- for Gerd
Levothyroxin- for Hypothyroidism
Lasix, Pottasium- for edema
Lipitor- for High Cholesterol
I coated aspirin
02 at bedtime
09-28-2007, 05:46 PM #3
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Thank you for sharing the article. Putting my health situation in perspective always helps me to maintain an attitude of gratitude or regain it.
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