I’m sure many of you can understand and relate when I say, we are so capable of doing just about anything, at least from our minds aspect. When it comes to my body, often times, things I intended or planned on doing don’t really go the way I hoped. My chronic illnesses are to blame for that.
It’s extremely hard knowing mentally you can do things but physically, you can’t. Don’t get me wrong; there are good days where I’m much less limited! There are days both my mind and body sync up and allow me to feel that everyday “normal” freedom.
I guess where I’m trying to get, is that life with invisible and chronic illnesses is like being on a balancing scale. It’s all about learning what’s too much-either but not doing anything at all, or going over the top. Once we learn where our middle is, the world is our oyster(so to speak)!
As a new “Tubie”, getting around on my good days seemed unrealistic due to being connected to a PEG tube and continuous feeds. Clearly I couldn’t be carrying around an IV pole all day!
Once finding the Mighty Well Backpack, I knew that was my answer. This bag has really been a lifesaver for me and allowed me to continue being involved in a more active part of society. I really don’t know where I’d be without it. Mighty Well helps me to be able minded with a more abled body and I’m forever grateful.