I am participating in the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (HAWMC) hosted by WEGO Health. I will be writing a post a day for all 30 days. I hope you’ll join me in writing about health. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’d love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. All you have to do to join is sign up here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012 and you’ll be able to start posting! You can start anytime or decide to just use any of the prompts for your next post. Looking forward to writing with you!
Pretend you’re making a time capsule of you & your health focus that won’t be opened until 2112. What’s in it? What would people think of it when they found it?
Wow I’ve never really thought about anything like this… For the first prompt in what is going to be my attempt to blog every day for the month of April, what to say… what to say…
First of all, in one hundred years I sincerely hope there’s a cure, or at the very least a better way to manage chronic pain and specifically Fibromyalgia and Depression. A way that doesn’t include taking pharmaceuticals… or if pharmaceuticals are still involved – please let there be ZERO side effects!
If I was to create a time capsule, I would include a printout of my blog and others that I know have touched my life. It’s the best way for me to share my experience with these crazy conditions. It is representative of both who I am and how I have felt throughout these years. I would include books on Tai-Chi, Relaxation and Meditation and my favorite quotes and bible verses. Pictures of my family, friends and major events in my life. Pictures to prove that I did live despite my pain. I lived a good life!
I hope when this capsule is opened and the contents reviewed, the first thing that is said is… “Wow! Thank God there’s a cure for this kind of pain!” I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. My hope would be that people would see the advances that have been made in mental health and chronic pain conditions… I can only pray that major advances have been made.
I’m a firm believer you learn from the past experiences of others. The best way for people to see how far they have come is to understand the history of where it all began. Fibromyalgia is still in its infancy in the medical world. There are still so many non-believers… I would be happy if I made my contribution in the learning of others. One hundred years is not as far away as it seems… I just hope it’s a healthier, happier, more peaceful world overall. I hope people have learned to appreciate life more and people’s priorities have shifted from work/ material things to balance/ time with family and friends.
Thanks for reading! Stay cool and pain-free.