i'm jealous of you

I’m jealous of you

If you wake up feeling rested… I’m jealous of you

If you still think you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to…I’m jealous of you

If you can run without being bedridden the next day… I’m jealous of you

If you can go to the doctor and not be accused of being crazy… I’m jealous of you

If you don’t constantly have to keep an eye out for a place to sit down and rest…I’m jealous of you

If you can hold a job… I’m jealous of you

If people don’t roll their eyes when they mention your health…I’m jealous of you

If you’ve never gained weight because of medication you’re on…I’m jealous of you

If you’ve never had to tell your kids you’re too sick to do something you promised to do…I’m jealous of you

If you can go out with your friends without laying in bed the whole day before in preparation… I’m jealous of you

If you can clean your house… I’m jealous of you

If you can drive long distances… I’m jealous of you

If you have a working body…I’m jealous of you

If your health insurance covers the treatment you need… I’m jealous of you

If you don’t have to consider your health when making plans with friends…I’m jealous of you

If you are healthy enough to have a large family… I’m jealous of you

If pain doesn’t prevent you from sleeping… I’m jealous of you

If you can go work out at the gym… I’m jealous of you

If you don’t spend the bulk of your discretionary income on health expenses…I’m jealous of you

If you can go on adventurous vacations… I’m jealous of you

If you still think doctors are smart and helpful…I’m jealous of you

If you can stand for more than 10 minutes at a time without pain… I’m jealous of you

If you have a normal boring life…I’m jealous of you

 

 

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4 thoughts on “I’m jealous of you

  1. “If you have a normal boring life…” Yes. Yes. Yes.
    I relate to all of these. But that last one, that one, I want that–the one so many people take for granted.
    I know I don’t do MUCH because I’m unable, but when people say, “Oh my job is so boring,” or, “All I did today was go shopping–it was nothing but boring.” I want to do those things! I want to be able to say I accomplished whatever boring things you did without feeling drained physically, mentally, and emotionally. But I can’t. Thank you for this.

    1. Yes! It’s so hard to explain this to people. I want to go to work and be bored. I want to go to the grocery story. It’s the little things that people take for granted that I miss.

      1. People don’t realize how blessed they are when they can get up in the morning, shower, eat breakfast and function! I would be so thankful if I could open my eyes in the morning, not feeling
        Depressed, anxious or exhausted before I even put my feet on the floor!

  2. Sleeping without pain!! I must get up at minimum twice in the night to rub my legs with one of twelve tubes in the night stand of ‘Fast Acting’ relief-have to count them before I sleep-wow betide the world if I run out! Corinne, I totally relate too-how is it we start the day already exhausted. The only thing to keep me going some days is the thought of bed in the early evenings 🙂 Beautifully written Shelley.

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