I’m A Survivor: An Open Essay From The Publisher Dior Fall
I have a chronic illness but, I’m a survivor. My life has changed, my body is weak and my future is uncertain but, I believe in God and trust him throughout all of my trials and tribulations and say to myself, “everything will be okay.” I will not be a victim and I will not be pitied, nor will I nag or beg for attention just because I’m in pain daily. I will get up and go to work and not lay in the bed because then, my body will be crippled.
What can I do to make my life easier? I will make sure I attend all of my medical appointments and try as many medications as the doctor recommends, so that I can get stronger and healthier. I will rise in the morning, after a rough night. My body burns internally, as I walk around like a zombie but again, I will survive. I’m not ashamed or hiding behind this illness, because this is just a test and I shall pass it.
But, I also have a trick for this disease! I put on my makeup, even when I am crying with shaken hands. I brush either my own natural hair or my wig, even when I am fatigued. I put on my clothes, even when my legs want to fall asleep on me because at the end of the day, I see that I have survived. I make myself beautiful so that I am prepared to embrace each day. It’s like the law of attraction… because I aim to be a survivor, nobody can tell I’m sick!