Monday, April 12, 2010....
"Stuff" everyone has stuff in their life that is bothering them. Whether it is money issues, relationship issues, weight or just actual physical stuff they have to sort through, "Stuff" can spark a whole range of emotions.
For me, my "Stuff" is financial, employment, unfinished home projects, weight, physical stuff and relationships that I'm learning are just never going to be perfect. For the most part, I'm frustrated or angry on a given day when dealing with these things, but yesterday, was reminded how much my problems were just "stuff" when having an IM conversation with someone.
We were im'ing when she just blurted out on IM how she just returned from visiting a friend in the hospital who was going to have an operation to remove the lower portion of her body. Yes, you read right: remove her body from the hips down.
Due to complications of a lifestyle of being in a wheelchair, the operation is necessary to avoid infection and death.
This woman is not only dealing with losing 1/2 her body, but all her womanly parts and her parts where your bodily excrement comes out from.
I know this is a pretty somber post, but it has helped to shift some issues to being just a small annoyance and nothing more.