This landed in the Dear So and So mailbox this morning. It touched a nerve for me; not the fight this woman is gearing up for--I've had my own skirmishes but never a battle like she's facing--but the pain. The frustration over feeling like your body has betrayed you. But I think most of all I appreciate that she's clearly defined that the body that is betraying her is not her. Sometimes, when you're wrestling with chronic pain, it's easy to forget that the pain is not you.

That could be a mantra.

Life sucks, but the suckiness is not you. Deal with it, and move on.

(Hmmm, apparently 'suckiness' is not a real word as evidenced by the spell check in Blogger putting a pretty red line under it.)

((Well, it is now.))


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