*This post is sponsored by the Environmental Litigation Group,P.C, but I am sharing it here as I completely agree with supporting cancer patients in need and think that spreading kindness is always wonderful.
After bouncing from specialist to specialist for two years I sit here typing this from the couch because I am once again sick. I missed work with a fever today and slept 12 hours Friday night, 12 hours Saturday night, plus a 2 hour post run nap, 12 hours Sunday night, and then took a two hour nap right after waking up.
I must admit I feel like all I do is sleep and get sick. It has been over two years since I first became ill and my medical journey began. Now, enough money in medical bills to buy a car late and six months post diagnosis and I can’t help thinking – Shouldn’t I be doing better now? When do I start improving? And the worst thought of all … What if they missed something and that is why I am not getting better?
Being sick has worn on my both physically and mentally. My body doesn’t feel like my own anymore – it feels weak, and tired, and I have gained about 40 pounds so I don’t even look like myself. However, even worse than that are the mental aspects of feeling sick and worried for two years – I’m sad, upset, at times frightened, and I just don’t feel like my usual happy self.
And to think in the end I was diagnosed with just severe Adrenal Fatigue and Leaky Gut, which caused my T3 to stop producing and left me with hypothyroidism. The Leaky Gut has also caused my immune system to attack all the stuff leaking in, which put my immune system in hyper drive and weakening it so I pretty much catch everything.
However, the truth is I am really lucky as over the course of the two years I was tested for so many diseases and conditions that could have been so much worse. While it has been 6 months and I really haven’t seen much improvement yet, the truth is that I should, and I will, improve. It will just take time. (The doctor warned up to 18 months.)
I am blessed, but all this medical drama got me thinking about those who are not as lucky as I am. Who many times go through the same process with years of specialist visits and searching for medical answers only to get a crushing diagnosis at the end. That is why I wanted to share information with you all on the Kindness Campaign benefiting cancer patients.
Through the kindness campaign normal people, like you and I, can build custom gift baskets to deliver to cancer patients. You can find fabulous ideas on what to include in the baskets on the Kindness Campaign website, items like: fresh foods, easy to make meals, and home supplies. Then, contact a hospital near you to see when the best time is to come in and visit/drop off your basket. Once you are there the hospital staff can help point you in the right direction. Or, you can even create the basket for an acquaintance, or friend of a friend, who could benefit from it.
Just think of how much this could brighten the day of someone going through something so horrible. An unexpected gift from a kind stranger could really cheer up their day. With as crazy as our world can be – why not spread a little kindness?
The Kindness Campaign is sponsored by the Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma lawyers based out of Birmingham. To find out more about the Kindness Campaign please visit this website.
Let me know –
How do you spread kindness?
*If you are a blogger and you would like to participate in the Kindness Campaign, on a sponsored basis, to create and deliver gift baskets to local cancer patients please contact Hilda at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can help you get everything set up so you too can spread the kindness and brighten a cancer patients day. (Feel free to email me if you have questions about this also – BackatSquareZero@gmail.com)