Bad Days

A lot of times people tell me something they are struggling with and then finish it with “but it’s nothing like what you are going through”. Wait, when did it become a competition? And who even judges those different circumstances?

Here’s the way I look at it. Everyone, and I mean everyone is struggling with something. Whether it’s migraines, diabetes, arthritis, jealousy, anger/rage, addiction, depression, fear, or loneliness it’s a true and real struggle for that person.

Everyday we should be able to find the good. Why was I so blessed to be born to parents who loved my brother and I unconditionally and did everything possible for us. We were so rich in my childhood that we always had a roof over our heads, food, clothing, and so much more. Why was I chosen to be born here in this country where I can pray and worship Jesus freely yet others are born into countries where women are treated as though they are completely worthless and they have no rights? Why was I so blessed to be born in an area where medical care is available when others are dying from many treatable conditions?

I feel like the answer is not so that I can whine about how one thing maybe didn’t go my way or the way I planned it in my life.

Every day we have the choice to start with more patience, understanding, and compassion for those around us. Yes, I’m dealing with some health stuff but I still care if you have a sore throat or your kiddo has an ear infection. You are important to me and I don’t feel like anything needs to be ranked. I’m counting my blessings and I challenge you to do the same!

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  1. Rhonda Adamson says

    I just read your blog for today – Sept 1 and you are on your one year anniversary of the crazy POTS journey. Me too!!! I also spent time in the hospital in September last year and so the journey began!!! I am honored to be on this journey with you-I do not think I could do it without you!
    Rhonda Adamson


    • Again, kind of bummer that we have to be twinsies on that, but hey at least we’re not alone right?! How are you doing symptom wise? Have any of yours changed for the better?


      • Rhonda Adamson says

        Hello. I have good and bad and sometimes let it get the better of me. Between med try outs, trying to figure out my triggers, and still try to take care of some other life changing family issues I dont always get to sit with my ipod and really spend time with you. My latest issue is the midodrine that seemed to help now seems to be hindering . i am dizzy again so is it too much, is it not enough, shoud I try the mestinon, did i not drink enough water !!!! Everytime I feel like throwing a fit I think of you! I wanted to mention to you that for “hot” flashes I have been using the mats they sell for dogs for them to lay to cool them down. Works great! I think of you often! If you can smile during all of this insanity then I can try too!! Rhonda Adamson

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      • Oh yes! Please keep finding things to smile about! I know it’s truly work to do that some days, but don’t stop. I wish I knew the answers and I wish doctors knew too. That’s part of the bummer. Some people might be dizzy from too much midodrine and some might be dizzy from not enough. I’ve never tried mestinon. I know fludrocortisone helps some people a lot, but it didn’t do anything for me. It’s so confusing!!

        That’s a good idea about the cooling mats.

        Are you on Facebook? If so, feel free to add me as a friend. I’m Amy Keys Smilesinthetrials


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