Originally Posted by Sally Mae
I don't want to be disabled. I've worked so hard to try to have a career, went back to school etc. I feel like my health issues are destroying my chance of having a normal life.
I'm not sure I know what a "normal" life IS
. Somewhere along the journey, possibly/probably feeling somewhat like what you expressed, it occured to me that I have never had what I spoze most people would consider a "normal life". This isn't just due to mishaps (medical and/or otherwise) but also alternative lifestyle
, various life choices, and other factors I needn't go into here.
Looking back, and anticipating forward, I choose to think of my life -- our life (DW & self) together -- as an extraordinary
life, the definition of which is whatever I/we choose
it to be!
The challenges we (all of us) face may be far from those we would EVER choose
(not to mention the outcomes), but of the things we can control and the things we cannot control, I believe how we view our own lives falls within the former.