I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Survival Strategy
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Each one of us faces moments in life when we’re not at our best– Whether we’re currently suffering from hg, a sinus infection, or a severe case of stress. I never expected, however, to face moments that would linger for months. When I had hg, I was often fuzzy from Phenergan. While I appreciated the minor improvement this antiemetic drug offered, I was aware that my brain wasn’t always functioning clearly and that added yet another layer of guilt to my heavy-laden shoulders. How could I possibly contribute to my family if I couldn’t even think clearly?

In these moments, we can curl up and die (or feel like we’re dying, which is a pretty common side effect of hg), or we can dig in and try. Trying may not mean success, and that can be pretty frustrating. But it does mean that we’ve won the war over complacency, resignation, and defeat. You may know that you are not at your best, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the best of yourself– whatever that might be. So today, be good to yourself. Reject the guilt you may feel over being sick and having nothing left to give. Try. Your efforts might just surprise you.

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