In my previous post I talked about how I'm bloggifying in order to promote/explain/demonstrate the awesome life that can be found beyond eating disorders (you can read it in all its glory here!).
In following that same intent, I felt like I needed another post to address life with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), a form of Dysautonomia.
I made a little a website about POTS at potsawareness.webs.com -- but the internet is being wonky so I've been trying to move my information from there to here. In the meantime, having a more intimate look into life with dysautonomia and POTS can, I believe, be beneficial as well. Additionally, I have come so far from where I was to where I am now; my health has improved tremendously and I feel it is important to share what has helped me and how.
So, I will do my best to use this blog to let ya'll know that you aren't alone (in Dysautonomia, in eating disorders, in life) and, if there is one thing I have tried to focus on as I deal with everything, it is this quote:
"There is sickness here, but *I* am not sick." -- Munindra-ji
When faced with a chronic illness such as this, when all you "once were" seems to be gone, it's incredibly easy to feel as if you have been reduced to nothing but your illness. I struggle with this feeling daily. But, I have to remember that even though there is sickness here, my spirit is -- and will never be -- sick.
And neither will yours.