#HAWMC Day 14: “Well that’s just crazy! What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about your health condition? Was there any context? What did you think at the time you heard it – and what do you think of it now?”
This prompt is a trigger.
I don’t even really want to write anything about it, and I’m not entirely sure how I could possibly put a witty spin to it.
People can be asshats.
Further still…people can make websites, articles, links, rumours and/or all of the above in order to tout the “latest discovery” or the “natural cure.”
People can be asshats for profit.
I give you:
Days without incident…618 days since I last had to use my cane.
What does this have to do with the prompt???
I did it.
Not by eating 100 pounds of broccoli.
Not by chugging a kegger of baking soda (do NOT get me started on the dangers of that one).
Not because I’m lazy or starved for attention or that I want to launch my recognition off of the suffering of others.
(I seriously don’t know how that one even applies… 🙁 )
Listen, I’ve heard it all.
I’ve heard about the “natural” cures.
I’ve heard about the conspiracy theories and Big Pharma.
I’ve heard that if I tune my yang (or was it my yin?) to the right direction (or was it frequency?) I can live better without illness.
I shit you not.
I’ve even heard that if I’d been a better person in a previous life, I wouldn’t be so sick in this one…three times I’ve heard that one…and it was so shocking that I actually misunderstood a friend saying something not even remotely close to that, that I took it to be the initial insult.
I’ve heard that Lupus isn’t actually “the” disease…it’s actually Lyme disease.
I’ve heard that I should just accept disease.
618 days without the use of a cane.
I can sure as shit tell you this:
I did it my damn self with the assistance of research, clinical assessment and natural “co-therapies” that will never, ever replace the good goddamn medical science that keeps me a-fucking-live.
*In my defense, I told you this post was a trigger…
I changed my eating.
I changed my physical abilities through exercise and weight training.
I changed my perspective and owned my damn shit.
*interesting to note: digestion plays a ridiculously important part in your immune system…
You can take THAT one to the reality bank, my friends… 😉