February 16, 2024 Baby Steps

This morning I had my follow-up CT (computerized tomography) scan. The journey toward healing is long when it comes to healing my right lung from pneumonia. Based on a discussion I had with my doctor, there is no known cause for what I am going through. There are times when I think why me? To clear up the impact the pneumonia is having on my lung there are steps I can take to return to physical health.

I am doing everything I can to give my body a chance to heal. This includes; proper rest, eating healthy foods, returning to a routine, taking prescribed medication, attending Doctor appointments, and being open with my wife about how I am feeling.

There are several comparisons of physical to mental health. When I have spoken to my doctor about my mental health, there is no known cause for what I experience daily. There is research that supports a genetic link which in my case would come from my mother (bipolar). Like physical health, there are times when I think why me? I attempt to stay away from self-pity, and I do what I can to manage my mental health condition.

I am doing everything I can to give my mind a chance to heal. This includes; proper rest, eating healthy foods, following a routine, taking prescribed medication, attending Doctor appointments, and being open with my wife about how I am feeling.

There are many comparisons to healing both physical and mental health conditions. I have high hopes I will return to full physical health without having to take medications and see the doctor. Unfortunately, this is not true for my mental health condition. At one point in my life, I diluted myself into thinking I could beat this condition. Today I realize managing my mental health condition is a moment-by-moment proposition. Therefore instead of ignoring it, I can embrace the spiritual gifts that come from having a mental health condition and take baby steps to heal.

Peace

Larry

email: ljw@superhumanbeing

website: https://superhumanbeing.net/

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