Feli, our current Guest Admin of the Buzznet Story Teller's Group, has given us a great assignment! If you didn't see my or Jane's reblog of the assignment and want to get in on the fun, just CLICK here! and start writing! It has been wonderful to have Feli and so many other Guest Admins who have done such a great job! Thank you everyone!
We are talking about how we reward ourselves! I know I have spoken of my illness and disability before, but I have to mention it again to complete this assignment! The main way that I reward myself is by celebrating my birthday every fall, even though I am now getting quite a bit older!
First lets talk about my disability for those of you who don't know me well enough to know what I am referring to! In a nutshell, my immune system doesn't function properly! Instead of my body fighting off foreign bodies, like a virus or bacteria, it attacks my normal healthy tissues! The result of this is that I have numerous severe inflammatory diseases! I will give you a list as follows: Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, ARD, Grave's Disease, Crohn's Disease, and diabetes! One of these alone is difficult to deal with, but I have all of them! If I did have just one or two I could probably have continued my professional life and lived much differently! All of these in combination means that my full time job is staying alive, and caring for my precious family! I give them all that I have to give! When I can't give anymore, I go to bed! ( : That is usually where I am when I miss a few days of Buzznet here and there!
So when fall comes around it is birthday time, I celebrate with my whole being! Each birthday that I am alive is indeed a HUGE reward! I could have passed away several times, but I kept digging and I have made it this far! We will be having said celebration tomorrow night, and I am all stoked up for that! We are having chicken, sweet potato fries, and asparagus! All of my favorites! Grace is making me a birthday cake, which I will allow myself to eat a healthy piece of! Topped with ice cream, of course! ( :
Some people get all down in the dumps when they think of getting older and are even depressed! I thank God and nature that I get to add another number to my age, and get one more year further from my date of birth!