The Thought of Not

The idea of being dependent on another person is not something a person with a chronic condition wants to think about. However, in reality, it’s something that we have to consider or even plan for. I love my independence. I detest needing help opening a jar let alone thinking that I might need care around the clock in the future. It shouldn’t take away our joy when we need assistance. To be fair our life doesn’t begin singularly nor are we meant to live a life in total solitude. Be intelligent about the care that is necessary to live a full, happy life. We shouldn’t be so brutal and resistant that we design a life of misery trying to fight what was never intended for the human experience.