i found this post while
lurking visiting one of the groups on ravelry. after all the crap my body is going through, i really should just be grateful for it, even if for one day. forgive your body day (FUBD or "fubbed" for short) was a couple days ago, but i think we should make peace with our bodies more often than that.
this week i've visited 2 doctors, one for my diabetes, one for my HS. tomorrow i will probably be taking the boy to the doctor for a possible sinus infections (he was "sent home" from school today with 101 fever). while i was waiting for my appointments, i observed other patients waiting to see their doctor. different ages, body types, health issues. i thought about my own health issues, and felt some gratitude that ...
i may be fat, but at least i can still walk. i could be in a wheelchair.
i'm young enough to turn around my health issues. many of the patients were old.
i only visit my doctors on a need to basis, or at least every few months. some of the patients saw their doctor every week.
i bitch about my snug pants, my goofy numb big toe, and i have no room to complain. none at all. i remember what my body did for me:
it carried 3 beautiful healthy babies to term.
it can swim 40 laps (on a really good day).
its resilience and strength during tough times gobsmacks me.
so instead of complaining about my body, i should give it some praise. maybe the encouragement will bring me better health.