Our wooded backyard had two paths leading to a creek filled ravine. The main path was a steep hill which later in the season became the ideal toboggan chute. The alternative wrapping and winding through the trees, taking a more gentle decent my Mother dubbed “The scenic route”.
“In the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.” – William S. Burroughs. I accepted the “Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge” willingly, with no expectation. Fulfilling each “assignment” two weeks into this daily writing commitment has taken me on an unexpected scenic path. Circulating within this healthcare current, introducing new avenues I otherwise would never have been made aware. The very first day reached a few special folks conversely stimulating conversation; so much so that I immediately included them on blogs I follow!
Whether expressing ourselves from an empathetic standpoint, sharing professional expertise, or inspiring from personal experience, we each have our own story to tell. It’s especially gratifying to be acknowledged. “If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches of the same tree” – W.B. Yeats
Alahnna expresses her own challenges professionally and more visually in her article “The Demyelinators Are Langoliers” on her veteran blog ‘MS Newb’. Thank you, Alahnna, for giving us graphic insights about Multiple Sclerosis.
‘Conquer In Spite Of’ was created by Megan McCarthy with a mission to raise awareness concerning the multiple dimensions of Lupus. I appreciate Megan’s helpful suggestions in her recent post, “Tips for Professional Caretakers’, offering solutions for those who live with chronic autoimmune diseases more comfortable.
Like Crohn’s disease, these categorized autoimmune conditions affect the inflammatory response, generating debilitating pain. The thoughts shared from aforementioned “members” of this community freely give endless support, reminding us we are never alone.