I’m a strong believer that things in life, however you want to define them, happen for us instead of to us.
But it can be hard to keep this in perspective when you’re in the midst of dealing with chronic illness. The “Why me’s?” might even start to creep in.
A lot of your focus and energy is spent on how to make the pain and suffering go away… and you begin to wonder if you’re ever going to feel “normal” again. And there are only so many setbacks you think you can endure.
But it’s simply amazing what you can do when you make your mind up isn’t it?
And that’s why I’m so excited to share Derek’s story with you today, as his mom, Kathy, graciously emailed us.
It’s a shining example of choosing health… and deciding to have that “never-give-up” mindset Jordan and Steve talk about so much throughout the blog.
As Kathy chronicles for you, unfortunately Derek had become another victim of the current medical system… on a downward health spiral of misdiagnoses and medications…
And while some of the pieces of the puzzle were beginning to show up, the setbacks and disappointments were beginning to take their toll. [click to continue…]