My health challenges are a part of me, but do not need to define me.
One of the hardest things dealing with both CRPS and my arthrosis is accepting and understanding that both these ‘conditions’ are not going to ‘totally heal’, whatever that means.
They are a part of my life that I have to learn to live with, without letting them rule me. I need to learn to manage them and not wait for that elusive day when ‘it’ll all be back to normal’, because that day won’t come. Sometimes you have to know when it’s time to suck it up. This is one of those times. These health challenges are a part of me, but do not need to define me. My problem — or perhaps my blessing, depending on how you see it — is that in my mind I am an adrenaline work junkie.
I love the complexity in my work, the way it force me to be in the moment. I enjoy cooking and love to design and blog. All of that with my right arm/ hand that sometimes fails to do what I want or expect.
But I am brave, maybe even actually braver than a lot of the people with the same health issues.