Sometimes I feel like I've reached the breaking point. Like everything I'm dealing with has finally become too much. It feels like everything I've been working for and on is no longer possible and I've failed, but I know it isn't true.
It is overwhelming to deal with a disease. It is overwhelming to know that I cannot do many things that I want to do because of being Ill. It's what I call the breaking point, the point where everything feels like it's caving in on me and there is nothing I can do.
So what should I do when I reach the breaking point? How should I get past this point and keep on fighting? First, I lean on those around me and draw strength from those who know what I'm going through. I also cry a little, or a lot, to release some of the pent up tension. Even when things seem like they are as bad as they can get, there are always things that are positive, and I try to see those positives. I remember that I have a loving supportive family. I remember that I have a boyfriend who loves me and who take care of me and I remember that I have a sorority full of sisters who have my back.
So by remembering the positive things in my life and leaning on those around me, I make it past the breaking point and when I make it past the breaking point, I can continue to fight my disease in my not so normal life.
I've got 8 scars and am missing two feet of intestines and my life isn't normal, but whose life is normal? I want to use my experiences to help you, even if it means sharing embarrassing experiences. I am also looking to break the stigmas associated with IBD in order to make living with IBD just a little bit easier. Hope you enjoy!
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