The Diagnosis- Poem Style

The moment you hear your diagnosis for the first time,

your breath that you lost, is something you try to find.

You finally figured out why you’ve been suffering for so long,

you try not to react, you just strive to stay strong.

Tears unwillingly welt up in your eyes,

all you want is a long life, that’s the end prize.

You look weary into your loved ones eyes,

you just pray they won’t abandon you, through the lows and the highs.

You wonder what you ever did to deserve this,

life before your illness is something you will forever miss.

Now you will never take life for granted,

each moment with your loved ones will be in your brain, forever planted.

You work hard to have a new normal life, every second of everyday,

even though life is not handed to you, you know you will be okay.β™‘

46 thoughts on “The Diagnosis- Poem Style”

  1. I love this. Hang in there girl. I have Fibro and SjΓΆgren’s also. It’s so much more difficult, but we can get through this!!!! I’m here for you if you ever need anything. Surround yourself with people who understand your struggles and who appreciate your day to day accomplishments. Sometimes hour to hour! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    1. Thank you so much! We will get through it! I completely agree it’s important to be around people who support us. And thank you, that’s so nice, I’m here as Well for you! And like you said each accomplishment definitely means something, and it’s nice when people recognize it. Thank you for the feedback πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›

  2. Hey Mackenzie, you have a way with words. I believe the biggest stress reliever for me was getting a diagnosis. I have four autoimmune disorders and they all came with their own symptoms and frustrations. After getting a diagnosis, I felt like I could breathe.

    Your life is a gift even when it comes with complications. You are going to live a productive life. Live it to it’s fullest!

    1. Thank you so much, Brenda! I appreciate that! It’s a huge stress reliever to receive a diagnosis. I now have 4 autoimmune diseases as well and I just received another diagnosis. I’m sorry to hear you’re going through that. It brings it’s challenges but you are exactly right life is a gift and it just makes us appreciate life even more. 😊

  3. Your poem touched me! 😌 I have a new friend with Lupus and I’m just beginning to fathom the gravity of her life with a chronic illness. She is brave and is inspiring and teaching me about her struggles and successes every time we meet!

          1. Home from work, planning a nice meal and reading WP! Doesn’t get much better than this on a rainy Fall night 😊 Did someone mention wine? πŸ˜‰

          2. You’re exactly right! It getting pitch black at 6:00pm is a fireplace, writing a blog and a definetely wine kind of night! 😊 sounds like a good Thursday night for both of us! 😊

          3. And I didn’t even have to mention chocolate to achieve this blissful state! Appreciating the small things 😊 High five to you!

          4. I would probably pass out with the double pleasure of that!
            I’d need at least a 5 minute delay between the exquisite flavours haha!

          5. This is a universal truth for happiness, and Thursday night survival sista! I’ll pour you a glass immediately πŸ™‚

          6. Get here fast, it might evaporate πŸ˜‰
            Truthfully, I’m a half glass kinda gal so there shall always be some for my new friend πŸ™‚

  4. Mackenzie thanks for your visit to my blog and putting some likes on my posts.
    I have browsed your blog and am happy to know of your type of posts.
    I shall come to your blog once again to read them. They are really helpful to all. This one I selected as you wanted to tell in a poetic form. Thanks
    Regards and Wishing You all the very BestπŸ’žπŸŒ·

  5. I started to follow you from my other blog celiacsmypersonaltrainer, but that one never really took off. So I wanted to follow you from this one because as a fellow autoimmune fighter, I wanted to be able to follow you and pray for you.

  6. OH how I get this! I live with chronic health issues and they effect all aspects of my life. Living Joyfully despite those diagnoses are my goal each and every day. Hang in there!! BIG (((HUGS)))!!! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

  7. i honestly cried. i needed this so much. you have an amazing way with words. honestly, you should think about writing a book. I’m so happy i found your blog. xx

  8. You are so amazing! I can’t believe your family wouldn’t always be there to support you. It is your optimism that will continue to make you the wonderful woman you are! Don’t ever give up…you are an inspiration!

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