Who doesn’t like celebrations, those claps and being appreciated once in a while. Since childhood we are used to waiting for such moments and cherish them in our own ways. But if despite being young, you are someone who has been dealing with physical and mental health issues for years now, this may not happen often. You might have the extra burden to compete with your age-mates and make a place for you.
From last six years I am living in horrendous pain and diagnosis after diagnosis. Once quite active I now have mobility issues. To be honest, I was not physically or mentally much functional from last few years. But since last month I started working as a primary teacher in a school governed by the central government . And THIS is a life changing event of my life.
I have to stand for six hours and be physically, mentally and emotionally involved with the little kids. I totally enjoy being surrounded by them but for me it’s hard with Fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis and CFS to manage standing or sitting for long hours.
Finally after almost ten years I am functionally active to this extent. No wonder it’s taking toll on me. I have to lie down in bed for hours and take extra pain medicines to recover. But for me one of the greatest achievements has to be that I managed to complete one whole month without any leave. It takes every bit , every inch of my strength and willpower to go daily and continue working. But I guess I am doing it just by sheer determination. I don’t recommend anyone to push your body beyond limits to do something. Your health should be always your first priority.
But yes, today I am happy to achieve something that earlier I thought was impossible. I don’t know how long I would continue , but at the end of the day I understand I tried my best. And I fought a good battle.
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