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Today, Mother's Day this blog is dedicated to me and to anyone else that might be able to relate.

Morph is a smooth change from one form to another and today I can relate to this terminology.

Avascular Necrosis is a disease that results from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone. When the blood supply is cut off, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis happens near a joint, the joint surface may collapse.

Living with an inflammatory disease is something that I'm blessed to live thru day by day. Inflammatory disease is a general term that applies to autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation conditions in which a person’s immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. Familiar inflammatory diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis. These diseases can affect almost any bodily organ and in most cases more than one organ or organ system. While the classic sign of the disease is inflammation, other symptoms may include joint stiffness, pain, loss of function, and rashes, with periods of remission and periods of increased disease activity (flare-ups). The burden of inflammatory diseases includes the number of comorbid conditions, work days missed, decreased quality of life, and shortened lifespan.

Being one day a size 10 or 12 and another day a size 16 is something that I have had the privilege of experiencing. But with this experience, I have also experienced pain.

It is not the hurt you might think, it's not visual hurt because I have learned to accept myself just as I am. The pain I am referring to is joint pain, the pain you feel when your hand is swollen from a bee sting, or when you are bitten by a mosquito and it gets swollen, that is the pain I am referring to. Another pain is observing people's own reflections of themselves when they look at you.

Three months ago I decided to remove my chest port and I was told that increased inflammation could have been a possibility, but I have learned that if we allow for our bodies to heal; it might take some time but it will recover.

Today I speak to ill mothers that might feel alone, or in denial of a certain medical diagnosis. I come to you today from a person that lives with pain every day of her life and smiles at everything and makes jokes and laughs constantly and has a vision board of goals that I will achieve.

Yes, it's normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes. I understand that feeling as well. But when that feeling comes I breathe and I start being grateful for all I have and those thoughts subside; and as Karol G says in one of her songs, tomorrow will be prettier.

If you feel down, tired, hurting or your subconscious is telling you that life is not worth living, shut that voice from your head by incorporating gratitude. Don't let anything disturb your peace. Life is beautiful and full of things that are out there waiting on you to discover.

Let's MORPH our minds and let us stop worrying about our appearance. We morph automatically with age and that change is a beauty on its own. Medically ill patients morph all differently but we are the ones that choose to see what we want. Are we going to focus on "what if?" or are we going to be grateful for everything we have and let life and our body take their own time to recover at their own pace? Or let life take its own course and live the now?

Every day I wake up is a new opportunity to work on my goals and dreams and thank God for a new day. What is your decision when you wake up every day?

Happy Mothers' Day 2023


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