Where Have All The Flowers Gone...

Vanessa Collins Health Guide
  • Long Time Passing...


    Remember that song? I was just thinking a lot of us could probably subsitute the word "friend" for "flowers".


    I have been dealing with pain and lack of energy for ten years, but it became overwhelming in May of this year. That is approximately seven months.  I don't have the time or the energy to go out a lot. It takes all of my energy to go to work, church, grocery shop, cook and keep the house as tidy as my energy level will allow. Most weeks, I don't have enough energy to do all of that well, if at all.


    I guess I have been isolating myself by not going to as many functions as I used to, but I don't have much of a choice. Thank goodness for my husband.  He is my best friend.  He always has been, and hopefully, always will be.

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    I really appreciate this community because people here understand what others without a chronic illness cannot. I imagine many here can relate to what I am so inadequately trying to say here tonight.


    It is kind of sad in a way, but in another way it is quite alright.  When a person only has a limited amount of energy, he/she comes to realize what people and what functions are the most important in this life. I find great comfort and joy in my faith, and I find great comfort and joy in those people who are in my life now.  They are truly flowers in my life's garden, and they have not gone away.




Published On: December 14, 2010