Posted by Julieb | Filed under Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis
Feb. 3, 2011
Often I find myself on the floor crying and praying for it to stop and I know that it may last for hours. My pancreas, why won’t you just work with me to keep me healthy? I find myself gaining the most strength by telling myself that TOMORROW is a new day. TOMORROW can be something great. TOMORROW is a day I could spend with the ones I love. TOMORROW is another day that maybe I can help another. And even though today may just be pain, if I just rest and close my eyes and wake up to a new day…there could be an answer.
Ten months ago I relapsed “again.” I really felt like I was at the end of my road. I recall one night grabbing my right rib and holding on for dear life, fighting for relief to come. I had a breaking point where I felt like nothing was helping me and I saw that my will to fight was slipping away. So, as crazy as it may seem I got the word “tomorrow” tattooed down my right rib. Now I’ve never been one for tattoos and I never really thought I would get one but now every time I get an attack (grabbing my rib) my fingers are placed over “tomorrow.” I’m reminded that this life is worth the fight. Tomorrow is a new day.
My story – Pancreas Tomorrow – it’s all in the name. Each day has new possibilities, so hang in there and never give up!