People keep telling what a positive attitude and positive message that I am sending out. Well it wasn’t always this way. When received my diagnosis with OT in September 2016, I was hitting new lows every day. Didn’t want to leave the house, didn’t want to get off the couch and even backed away from my family and friends. In short I was pissed off!!!
So what changed? Well it was my family at first telling me we still need you to be a father, husband, and son. They got me to talk to my doctor about exercise. But, I think without my renewed faith in God and Jesus, none of the prior would have held. I started by reading daily devotionals, then moved into the Bible and then finally after twenty-four years, I had confession with my all time favorite priest Father Downs. I started going back to church and started rejoining my life again.
Now, by no means am I pusher of faith on others. I believe faith, not religion, is very personal choice. Which leads me to the positive person I am today. Do I have bad days and get angry at God at everything at everyone? Absolutely! But the positive attitude always returns quickly. I’ve said before that long-term illness puts your through the same grieving processes as losing a loved one, or loss in general. But I truly believe with positive vibes that anything is possible, no matter how dark the hole seems.
Next blog I will try to focus on how my family deals with my diagnosis. Please keep the comments coming!!!
Have a great day and God Bless!!