It never fails to surprise me just how far people will go to fight for their life and their rights.
This is particularly at the front of my mind due to the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, as well as the fact that I am reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.
So many bad things rock our world – war, poverty, illness – and yet so many of us will lay it all on the line in order to pick ourselves up and keep on going.
My Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS are getting to the point where it is almost unbearable every single day to simply live. All of my symptoms seem to be taking a turn for the worse. But I’m not the only one experiencing a severe downward spiral right now…and those who are have been handling their situation with incredible bravery and willfulness.
I just hope that I can handle my struggle with such strength. I want people to hear our stories of survival against the odds. We are all staging a revolution against our own body’s dysfunction, and while it may not be comparable to a massive country revolution, we are still pushing our message out to be heard. We want a better life and an improved treatment system.
Keep fighting girls and guys…we’re stronger in numbers.
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Lots of love,