A note about courage, to my friends

I want to get this message out, and I wish it were all over the media...all of us who must endure illness, disability, emotional and mental illness, lonliness...we everyday people, are the heros! Most of who you see being honored and getting all the attention on TV and in the news, are athletes and actors, and I agree that we should give praise for a job well done. But there is so much more bravery going on behind the scenes...often quietly...that no one ever hears about; even family members are many times blind.
My friend, Lynn, inspired me to write this, and also what I have been enduring inspired the thought, as well. I have Addison's Disease, but what really tortures me, is a lung condition. I spent too long in an extremely moldy apartment in the woods, nine years ago, and to this day, cannot breath well, have major trouble sleeping more than an hour or two, and have some days of constant gasping. Today is one, and I managed to: Do two loads of laundry, take out the trash and recycling, prepare lunch for Dad and I, and cook some cabbage for supper. I filled the dishwasher (sink piled high from an illness I'd had) and ran that. Just an average day for any homemaker, I know...but doing all that whilst gasping wildly, is a fete.
I'm not writing this to give myself a pat on the back (well, just a little!) but to show that there are thousands, millions like myself, and worse off, who live a challenge every single day! Let us pass out medals and cups to one another!! :))
 

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22Lynn
22Lynn

Judith,

I am so happy you were inspired!!! That is what I was hoping for, for disabled people to find our voices and put them out there to be heard. YEAH!!!

Lynn
KittyKai
KittyKai

Again, WOW! Please do not give up. You need some PROFESSIONAL help in dealing with your selfish siblings. You cared for your dad, they did not.
KittyKai
KittyKai

Please do read MY profile. My own parents left me wit less than my 2 brothers because I am a female!! I hold a grudge to this day even tho I live comfortably THANKS TO MY LATE HUSBAND not my parents!! I was the one with the disability but my parents ignored that fact. My brothers are living high off the hog!!