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It’s Hard to Be Thankful

Living with illness can make even the most optimistic person feel defeated. Rae from Limbodacious has written (yet another) beautiful post about a recent realization.

“. . . [O]n one particularly beautiful autumn day, Husband and I decided to take some of our dogs out for a nice walk. As we rounded the corner coming back towards our house, I was overcome by one of those lovely moments where everything that you hold dear is all in your line of sight. I saw my loving husband that works so hard to make me happy, our charming house that we have fixed up with our own hands, our dogs that never allow our lives to be dull, all on our darling tree-lined street in a friendly and safe neighborhood.”

“And I just thought, wow… my life sucks.”

It’s worth clicking through to the full post.

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Blogging the Emotions of Illness

This weekend, Tracy of Moogle’s Thoughts blogged about how the candid and perceptive cancer blog Limbodacious has touched her. In four recent posts, Rae of Limbodacious explores her rage and pain, mourns the loss of the life she thought she’d have, addresses the insensitivity of others, and responds to the people who smile and proclaim, “Cancer is the best thing that ever happened to me.”

It is different to have a life-threatening disease than it is to have a headache disorder, but so many of the emotions and frustrations are this same. Tracy’s poignant post describes how Rae’s experiences with cancer resonate with her experience with migraine.

Don’t normally click through to links? Try it this time; it’s special. Besides, how can you not look at a blog with a great name like Limbodacious?