NHBPM – Elevator Illness Talk

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Today’s prompt asks us to describe our blog to someone while riding in an elevator and we have to make a version for a 30 second, 1 minute and 2 minute ride. And, time-saving hint: the paragraphs for the first two rides  are repeated in the 2 minute ride so skip to the last ride to avoid reading the same thing.

30 second ride

My blog is called sunshine and chaos. I started my blog because I have balance issues related to my ears. The doctors can’t really help me at this point. So I went to the web to find others like me with ear problems and people dealing with chronic illnesses. There’s nothing like being able to talk to someone who understands the challenges someone with a chronic illness faces. I also post different things that amuse me that aren’t related to chronic illness because we all need a break and some balance (pun intended) from what we deal with on a daily basis.

1 minute ride

My blog is called sunshine and chaos. I started my blog because I have balance issues related to my ears. The doctors can’t really help me at this point. So I went to the web to find others like me with ear problems and people dealing with chronic illnesses. There’s nothing like being able to talk to someone who understands the challenges someone with a chronic illness faces. I also post different things that amuse me that aren’t related to chronic illness because we all need a break and some balance (pun intended) from what we deal with on a daily basis.

I have found that there is a wonderful group of people online who have gone or are going through the same issues and experiences that I’m going through. I hoped to learn, and do learn, how to deal with this chronic illness that is also known as an invisible chronic illness. That is sometimes the worst part of living with an invisible chronic illness. Life doesn’t stop and we have to keep moving forward and getting things done. Unless someone sees me lose my balance or can somehow feel what it’s like to have periods of disequilibrium, they don’t understand what it’s like. I’m happy they don’t, but it’s hard because people need proof. And for me to prove it, I have to keep pushing myself by doing more than I can or should and then reach a point where I would injure myself because I lost my balance and fell.

2 minute ride

My blog is called sunshine and chaos. I started my blog because I have balance issues related to my ears. The doctors can’t really help me at this point. So I went to the web to find others like me with ear problems and people dealing with chronic illnesses. There’s nothing like being able to talk to someone who understands the challenges someone with a chronic illness faces. I also post different things that amuse me that aren’t related to chronic illness because we all need a break and some balance (pun intended) from what we deal with on a daily basis.

I have found that there is a wonderful group of people online who have gone or are going through the same issues and experiences that I’m going through. I hoped to learn, and do learn, how to deal with this chronic illness that is also known as an invisible chronic illness. That is sometimes the worst part of living with an invisible chronic illness. Life doesn’t stop and we have to keep moving forward and getting things done. Unless someone sees me lose my balance or can somehow feel what it’s like to have periods of disequilibrium, they don’t understand what it’s like. I’m happy they don’t, but it’s hard because people need proof. And for me to prove it, I have to keep pushing myself by doing more than I can or should and then reach a point where I would injure myself because I lost my balance and fell.

I started my blog since late 2010 and have blogged about the emotional roller coaster ride that happens while dealing with an invisible chronic illness. The losses far outweigh any gains. But, that’s not to say that nothing positive happens. I have fun blogging. I do different posts that people like. My Sunday Quotes always do well as do the Food Porn Friday posts. Sometimes I’ll do a quick post if I see something that I think others might be interested in. You never know what you will find. But the best part? The people I have “met”. They have shown to be caring, brave, generous and a wonderful example of how to deal with having an illness – on good days and bad. I truly don’t know what I would have done without them and their wisdom.

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

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2 comments

  1. “The people I have “met”. They have shown to be caring, brave, generous and a wonderful example of how to deal with having an illness – on good days and bad. I truly don’t know what I would have done without them and their wisdom.”

    Awww, Shucks!
    we feel the same about you!
    wendy

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