I have mentioned before the How to Cope With Pain blog and website. If you have not checked them out, please do so, they are very informative and interesting. The author of that blog had a contest last month where people submitted posts and he drew 9 winners randomly to win books related to coping with pain. (I won one of them.) Now he is reaping the benefits by posting the various writings. Several days ago, an essay I wrote was published on his blog (See- I told you the blog was interesting!)
Here is a brief excerpt:
If I had had my choice years ago, I would have preferred not to be ill. But it’s an integral part of who I am, what I do, and how I live my life. My illness has served me in its contribution to the character of this support group. It’s unlikely that this group would even exist if I did not have illness and pain. I would still be able to work full time, and likely would not have thought to start a group for issues I had not experienced.
Go read the rest of my post, and while you are there, explore the site.