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When you look at me,

there are many things that you don’t see…

You don’t see the millions of tears I have shed,

or the way my heart breaks each time my pain prevents me from

doing all the things that most take for granted.

You don’t see the many times I have had to cancel on my friends,

or eat my meals in bed.

When you see me smile,

you don’t see the intense pain that flows through my body,

every minute of every day –

the copious handfuls of pills I have taken,

or the way my pain breaks my Mom’s heart.

You don’t see the helplessness my Dad feels, or

the sad resignation my son has so maturely made

on days that I just can’t play with him the way he’d like me to….

You don’t see the midnight tears, and how my love wipes them away –

he hides his anger well… never angry at me but loathing the pain he cannot take away.

When you look at me you don’t see

how much courage it has taken me to get out of bed that day,

or how hard it is for me to make dinner for my family some nights,

or do the laundry,

and sneak in some errands before my body starts yelling for me

to stop.

You don’t see my freedom, or lack thereof…

the many times I’ve been disappointed,

the many times I’ve felt like I have let my family and friends down.

With that said, you also don’t see

how grateful I am,

to survive each day.

This is only a glance into a life with an Invisible Illness.

Some take life at face value,

those living with and

surviving

Chronic Pain

cannot.

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THIS IS THE LAST ROUND EVERYONE!!

ROUND 2 – THE FINAL ROUND OF VOTING FOR THE CANADIAN

BLOG AWARDS FOR 2010 ARE NOW OPEN!!

AND I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!!

YOU MAY VOTE ONCE PER DAY, EACH AND EVERY DAY UNTIL OCTOBER 26TH

FOR GRACEFUL AGONY

in EACH OF THE CATEGORIES I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED IN!!

(just click on the links below)

 

I NEED YOUR HELP!!

YES, YOU!!!!


Are you on Facebook??? Please ask all of your friends to vote!!

Are you a member of a health related forum or message board?  Please ask them to come visit this site and vote!!

Do YOU have your own Blog?

Have you participated in the Graceful Agony Blog Carnival???

Feel FREE to make a blog post and include all the info here (copy and paste it if you want!)

Do you have friends or family that have been touched by a chronic illness or chronic pain?

Take this time to tell them how much you care – and let them know that I am representing the whole ‘Chronic’ Community in this Competition!

Do you have an email or twitter account??  Please forward this post!!

Forward it as many times as you’d like , get your friends to repost it and so on and so on…  😉

If you don’t believe that your vote won’t make a difference, please think again!

This has been an amazing opportunity for me, and I am honored to be included with some amazing bloggers!


My wish when I started Graceful Agony was to spread the word, and increase awareness on Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain.  I wanted to be able to light another person’s path through a life that is often misunderstood.  I wanted to leave my footprint, make friendships, and be a part of an amazingly supportive online community…. and THAT is the biggest gift in what I do here.  I get all of those things and so much more every day.

The rest is icing on the cake.

PLEASE GET VOTING, AND JOIN THE CAMPAIGN!!

SPREAD THE WORD!!!

VOTE!!!!

PLEASE!!

Thank you to everyone that has given me such amazing support and encouragement through this process.  Graceful Agony wouldn’t be a part of the world-wide web if it wasn’t for you.

You keep me inspired,

keep me coming back,

and keep me loving what I do…

In spite of Pain.

XOXOXOXO

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HAVE YOU VOTED YET????

THE FIRST ROUND OF THE CANADIAN BLOG AWARDS IS ALMOST OVER….

VOTING CLOSES TOMORROW!!

GRACEFUL AGONY HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN FIVE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES:

  • Best New Blog

  • Best Overall Blog

  • Best Personal Blog

  • Best Health Blog

  • Best Chronic Illness Blog

IF YOU HAVEN’T VOTED YET

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK EACH ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW

-WHICH-

WILL TAKE YOU RIGHT TO THE POLL…

CLICK ON GRACEFUL AGONY AND PRESS ‘VOTE’!!

IT IS THAT EASY!!!

 











ONLY the TOP 5 IN EACH CATEGORY WILL GO ON TO THE SECOND ROUND

SO YOUR VOTE IS REALLY IMPORTANT!!

And I would like to take the time to thank EVERYONE who has already voted, who have sent really encouraging messages, and those who have not only given me their time, but their love as well.  You all mean the world to me – and the GRAND PRIZE in all of this is having all of YOU in my life.  Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.  I hope I can make you all proud!!

THANK YOU!!   THANK YOU!!   THANK YOU!!

I will announce who made it to ROUND TWO just as soon as I find out!!!  I AM ON PINS AND NEEDLES!!!

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN NOMINATED!!!

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