10 Nisan 5772
There's nothing like the boredom, anger, despair and resignation that go with a medical problem or disability. Some days the sense of rage is more that you or anyone can bear. You only want to be completely well.
But coping with a medical challenge doesn't necessarily mean recovering 100% perfect health. It does mean, however, strengthening yourself in emotionally, spiritually and physically meaningful ways. You can seek ways to make your life meaningful with your condition, and sometimes even more meaningful than it was before your diagnosis. A productive perspective: That's health!
Listen to this news report about Janne Kouri's Medical Miracle. List everything that went into his optimism, tenacity and success. Then list all the things YOU can do to help yourself, and perhaps other people as well.
If you need some help to get that can-do list and better perspective going, read a book that medical and mental health professionals plus clergy of different faiths recommend:
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity.
Face Your Future with Optimism. Add love and tenacity, too.