Perhaps when I am healed, I will become more involved in fundraising, research, public speaking, book writing, etc., but for now, it is necessary that I keep a healthy distance between myself and the diseases I have been diagnosed with, almost like an outsider looking in rather than a patient at times. I believe it is part of what allows me to maintain sound emotional and mental health despite chronic disease and what has allowed me to move forward in my life and attain my goals while riding the not-so-pleasant ride of chronic pain and illness. This, of course, is a personal choice, and we each must do what we feel in our hearts to be right for us as individuals.
P.P.S. My chronicbabe.com guest post will be up on October 7th.