Jul 18, 2018
It seems every year or less some medical professionals tell me that I should write a book about my life. Today this very kind Doctor took the time to explain to me why I should write a book. And exactly what good that she felt it would do.
Well, her explanation was not what I'd envisioned in my feeble little mind. She briefly scanned my medical charts and mentioned different demons that have been surpassed over the years. She explained from her perspective how discussing them in open would perhaps do exactly what I've spent my life trying to do. That being help other people cope with the evilness that life can bring our way. To show others that no matter how evil our health can be to our very psyche we can indeed succeed in prospering in this sometimes dark world of health issues.
So will the book be written... perhaps or perhaps not. However... she has been the first person that explained to me why it would be a good idea. For her privacy I'll call her Aleisha as it is name that brings a vision of beauty to my mind and heart. Her kind understanding and empathy reminded me of a beautiful heart so we'll call her Aleisha.
But then how does one begin writing a story of their life and include the many different health issues that have been overcome? To write about them and their affects on my life without sounding like one is crying over spilt milk? This could be a chore that may time time to ponder but perhaps it is time. A friend that I know not well suggested that I follow through with this many years back. Perhaps I should have listed [We'll call you Kathy but you know who you are]. For now we will ponder the meaning of writing a book such as this one. Pondering not just the benifit that it would do me to put it all in words but also pondering the eternal question. Would this really help even one living soul? And if it would help even one living soul then isn't it worth the time and effort to write to share? If for no other reason then to say 'Hey, you can do it so just try. Just try to stand up straight and yell to the world "I CAN do this!"
If you read thus far, what do you think? Does reading how another succeeded or failed with an illness that you struggle with bring you strength? Strength to succeed? Strength to continue to not give up?