The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. ~Nikolai Lenin
I just found this quote at the Quote Garden and find it so true. Being sick for a long time, you need the strength in your heart to help you hold on. Don't let an illness or any tough situation drag your spirits down! Try to stand up and find the best way to cope with it.
I have been experiencing electrolyte imbalance and sinusitis, which can be exhausting from time to time. It gets difficult to go through the daily activities... and sometimes... there were points where I even got scared by symptoms, like heavy breathing and temporary numbness. I feel very blessed that these two symptoms only occur on a rare basis. Hopefully it stays this way. Getting to understand my body's reactions toward these illnesses has helped me a lot to avoid or at least reduce situations like these. I think paying attention to good eating habits and adequate rest are some important factors. Did you notice that our bodies actually tell us when its time for a break or we don't eat well? Don't ignore the signs and you might be way better of. But of course there are also situations that are more difficult to avoid, if not unavoidable. In my last case, I think it was the weather. We had been going through some very hot days with a lot of dust, and then some heavy rain afterward. Yeah, sure! Just blame it on the rain.
Enough about me. I wanted to introduce you to some remarkable persons, which I met around the Web. They showed me great courage and proof that we indeed should never lose our hearts, even in some of the toughest situations. If you take your time to visit these sites you might get inspired, too:
Have a wonderful day, everyone! Never lose your hearts.
Carleen at Life, Liberty and Good Coffee
Kim at Stuff Could Always Be Worse
Brandee at Life After Crohn's
Michele at The Rocky Mountain Retreat
McKay at Living With A Chronic Illness
Nine year old Cassidy Megan, Founder of Purple Day