In the blink of an eye, you life can change due to a diagnosis of a chronic, incurable disorder.  You are forced to come to a screeching halt before taking a sharp turn.  Your goals, dreams, and priorities must change.  You may grieve and feel the loss of your former self; however, you become grateful for the little things in life--the things that seemed too trivial to notice previously .  Worrying about life's minutiae suddenly takes up less of your time.  You must now determine how to use each and every ounce of energy, and make it count.  Your energy must be spent on people and things that are meaningful to you.  Needless drama is cut out of your life.  This new life can be confining in ways, but also liberating.  Live it.

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