Many people lately have commented to me about my new symptoms and how sorry they are that I am having more problems. New symptoms are never fun and they are often disheartening. I usually need a day or two (or week or two) to “vent” it out before I can cope and move on. Now that I have done that I am dealing with everything better.
The way I see it is that symptoms and pain are temporary. They are part of this life. My family, however, they are forever, and I can’t risk losing my eternal family over my temporary problems. If I lost my testimony of Jesus Christ or ignored my family "in favor" of my illness, I would lose what really matters, forever.
So, when something new hits, I try to give myself time to come to grips, then I try (I emphasize try, not all my attempts are perfect!) to re-focus again. It helps me not focus on “Me” and “my pain” so much, but on what really counts! Frankly, they are far more fun to focus on anyway. My hubby and little ones continue to amaze me every day with their prayers, caring and unconditional love! I would never want to jeopardize that!