You're Doing Great!
|Me with one of my besties, T, livin' it up in Israel|
At the end of our conversation, my friend said "you're doing great!" - he meant that I'm holding up well and using this blog as an outlet to educate and get my feelings out there. He's right, though. I AM doing great - so far on this journey, I've been my best advocate and I haven't killed anyone - so that's a start! But honestly, I know it could be so much worse. While walking into work today, I read a few updates to FB group I belong to: Dysautonomia Divas. Two women are in the hospital - one is fighting for her life. I read a statistic once that said 25% of people with dysautonomia die. Holy shit: 25%! That's a lot of people. That statistic didn't tell me how many of those people committed suicide vs. dying from dysautonomia-related complications. But still. 25%.
Yet, I'm not in the hospital (right now), my vitals are relatively stable. I may need to take a break and lay down for a bit when I get really exhausted but that's usually the extent of it. Well, aside from feeling sick, that's the extent of it. Either way, I am doing great - I'm doing well. I have my good days and my bad and I know it could be much worse.