Can Anything Good Come From Chronic Illness? Yes, for Some, Perspective

I am sharing this wonderful post written by my friend, Rebecca, this evening. Can anything good come from a chronic illness? Yes, meeting people as wonderful as Rebecca! 🙂

By the way, Rebecca has recently published a wonderful workbook/journal.

A Journey With You

I received an updated diagnosis from my psychiatrist. My current diagnosis is Chronic Paranoid Schizophrenia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I also have diverticulitis and have had to change my diet over the last two years to avoid surgery. I am going through perimenopause and have hot flashes and disturbed sleep. Lastly, I have masses that keep forming in my breasts that require testing, and for one year, I thought I had breast cancer (each time I have a new mass that is a possibility). This list doesn’t even cover the side effects of antipsychotic medication which are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and possible liver damage to name a few.

When I read that paragraph and think of all I do to try to live a healthy life, health for me is a full-time job. How much I sleep, and when and what I eat, how regularly…

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