Good morning and Happy Friday! We made it through another week…and August is almost over! ALREADY?!?
Today’s quote is for all of my readers who are feeling that time is slipping too quickly, especially if they are bound to the bed, the heating pad, the pain pills, the struggles of having to pick and choose what they can accomplish in a moment. The daily battle to be able to just…do. Do anything. Do everything.
Burning that precious energy to take a shower, or to feed your children before school, or to buy groceries. Or to just sip on some tea while curled around a heating pad. Or maybe the day encompasses a hike, yet you have to take a lot of breaks due to pain.
It’s finding the strength to do what you can, when you can, and still finding balance. Not mourning the things you were unable to do yesterday or today…but embracing the things you DID accomplish.
…even if it was something as simple as brushing your hair, kissing your loved ones, or resting. Please…do not beat yourself up if you are unable to “do all the things”…you must respect and honor your limitations. Embrace you for you, just as you are.
“It was a very ordinary day, the day I realised that my becoming is my life and my home and that I don’t have to do anything but trust the process, trust my story and enjoy the journey. It doesn’t really matter who I’ve become by the finish line, the important things are the changes from this morning to when I fall asleep again, and how they happened, and who they happened with. An hour watching the stars, a coffee in the morning with someone beautiful, intelligent conversations at 5am while sharing the last cigarette. Taking trains to nowhere, walking hand in hand through foreign cities with someone you love. Oceans and poetry.
It was all very ordinary until my identity appeared, until my body and mind became one being. The day I saw the flowers and learned how to turn my daily struggles into the most extraordinary moments. Moments worth writing about. For so long I let my life slip through my fingers, like water.
I’m holding on to it now,
and I’m not letting go.”
― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps
Have a beautiful weekend. May it be full of what you need.
Blogs I updated this week!
C-Sections & Endometriosis – added a July 2018 study of a woman with nodule in her c-section scar
Endometriosis & the Bowel – added a Jan. 2018 study of a woman who suffered from left abdominal pain and bloody stool during her periods.
My Two Cents: Sexual Abuse & Endometriosis – added a July 2018 study trying to find a relationship between early childhood abuse (physical and sexual) and a higher risk of developing Endometriosis