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100-Word Stroll for 8/17/16: I DON’T WANT TO “TIRED” TODAY

Posted by on August 17, 2016

I’m tired of tireding.  I don’t like it and would just as soon move beyond it and never again need to deal with it.

I’d love to start a day out full of energy from the night’s sleep like everybody else.  Unless God steps in – again – that will never happen again in this life.  I awaken tired regardless of the amount of the previous night’s sleep.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a CI – a chronic illness – and is not funny.  So is Chronic Nutrition Deficit, Malabsorption Syndrome and all their in-laws.  I deal with them all.

Cause of mine?  Essentially, no small intestine.  “Hello, Google.” 

Unless you know the ‘tells’ and know me, you’ll never know I’m a “CI” by looking at me.  We don’t carry cards or wear lapel pins, and I don’t show off my scars.  When things get challenging – and they do – I’m just absent.  I don’t emerge until my smile and sunny attitude are back in place.

“CI”s are some of the most resilient, joyfully-tough, tenacious, amazing people I’ve ever known.  CIs don’t want your pity – just your understanding, especially when they get hot real fast at someone muttering, “Well, you don’t look sick.”

Anybody dealing with a CI can give up and die.  It takes guts and, in my opinion, a strong spiritual foundation to live as a “CI” and be an encouragement to others.

Know a “CI”?  Be a friend, and get ’em to talk if they’re willing.  Every one’s a hero and has a story you need to hear.  It’ll help you when you’re tireding.

The top picture made you yawn, didn’t it?  You can tell me . . .

© D. Dean Boone, August 2016

 

 

 

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