What is Your Chronic Illness Story?
This summer I am doing a presentation about living with chronic illness for a group of allied health professionals. As part of the session, I would like to include real quotes and stories from people, like myself, that are living with a chronic illness. If you are willing to share your story with me please email me at:
or call me, Lori Katz @ 612-986-3072 (central time zone)
Subject line should read: CI Story
In the body of the email Include your:
the state you live in
Telephone number with area code and the best time for me to phone.
No real names will be used. All information shared will be strictly confidential.
Help me help you by educating people about the challenges of living with a chronic illness.
It’s been a while now since I have written on this space, but I feel the fog (a.k.a. writer’s block) has lifted. What have I been doing? Many things, but mostly: Dreaming.
I was told once that it was ok to keep dreaming. Dreaming can lead to wonderful accomplishments, glorious possessions, solid relationships and much more. We all have dreams.
I was told once that it was ok to keep dreaming. In my mind it is ok to dream of things that one can accomplish based on beliefs, values, goals and wishes, but how realistic is it to unwittingly include someone else in your dreams? We can’t expect another person to want to join us in our pursuit unless they do so voluntarily.
I was told once that it was ok to keep dreaming. Dreams come from the heart. The heart is the purveyor of the feelings that burn inside us causing a plethora of emotions. One cannot easily avoid emotions of the heart; doing so has the potential for causing great pain. Does the heart really want what the heart wants?
I was told once that it was ok to keep dreaming. Dreams come from the mind. What happens when the heart and the mind are in a battle? One can be torn between the two. Then which wins out, the emotional heart or the ever analytical mind? If it’s only a dream – does it matter? It depends on how much you want the dream to come true, how much stake there is in making the dream a reality and how it would feel to live the dream.
I was told once that it was ok to keep dreaming. So I will. I will dream without expectations. I will dream with shades of hope and patience. I will dream by paying heed to my heart and mind. I will let my intuition be my guide. It is your choice whether or not you want to make my dream part of your reality. For now it is only my dream.