I wanted to share a personal story about a time when I truly felt gratitude, and how it enabled me to take advantage of what I had in order achieve a bit of personal growth, to this day. I think this might be valuable to some readers, because it might highlight the difference between appreciating your life and yourself as it is (without judgement) and moving towards your goals with confidence, as opposed to taking the mindset of never being enough – and therefore having to constantly strive for improvement just to be worthy.
I want to add a disclaimer here – I’m going to describe some of my experience with cancer, and the pain and physical symptoms that came with that. I don’t generally sugar coat my medical experiences, so it might be too much for some people. I also use the F-bomb, like, once, and I ramble on quite a bit. So don’t read this if that bothers you.
Continue reading “Gratitude.”
This isn’t exactly related to running or working out, but since my blog is geared towards individuals who struggle with their health and fitness, and possibly with chronic illness and disabilities, I think it will be relevant.
I just wanted to let people know that if you have a really expensive medication that you can’t afford, it’s worth a try to look on the drug company’s website and see if they have any discounts, coupons, or rebates.
Even if you don’t see anything on their website, try giving the drug manufacturer a call and see if they offer any financial assistance to help pay for your prescription.
My mom was really awesome and found a discount for my most expensive medication directly from the manufacturer’s website. I presented the discount card at Walgreens and saved SO much money on meds this month.
I just want people to know that if you look in the right places, there are people willing to help you out.
There have been a few frustrating mishaps in this last week, the most irritating of which was the late delivery of my beta blockers from my new pharmacy. I switched from my usual drug-store pharmacy because with mail order I’m able to save money and time by ordering a 90 day supply instead of 30 days.
The apparent downside to that is that the company doesn’t seem to care about delivering the drugs on time.
Continue reading “A Setback and a Spring Walk”
Unlike most people, I’ve been offered a “shortcut” to making exercise easier. I have the option to go from being out of breath 80% of the time to being more like other people my age (you know, the 24 year olds who aren’t winded by a single flight of stairs). And it would happen almost over night. But I’m not going to do it.
Continue reading “I could probably run faster. But I won’t. Here’s why.”