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Why suffer?

About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer…

I thought I had everything under control…

I thought I could handle everything…the stress…the day to day hustle that a working mum has to do…

I also thought nothing bad was ever going to happen to me….

I chose to keep eating and drinking things like sugar, coffee, dairy and alcohol in excess because this is what I was used to doing…

I thought I could exercise a couple of days per week without really putting any effort on it…the kind of thing you do to tick the box…

I thought sleeping badly was normal after having interrupted sleep for 6 years since my first child was born…

I was suffering because I had terrible hangovers…

I was constantly exhausted…

I was in constant state of stress…

Sometimes I would spend the whole night going in an out of the toilet…

I thought all the signs my body was giving me like IBS type of symptoms, iron deficiency, headaches (which I rarely had) could be solved with a pill…

So I kept doing what I knew…

What was familiar to me…

What was easy…

Today I recognize that although my body was screaming for help, I chose to do what it was familiar to me because change is scary…

It takes trial and error…

It takes work….

It takes practice…

I chose suffering instead and got used to suffering because it seemed easier than changing…

As I was forced to reevaluate my life after my daring diagnosis, I saw “change” as the only way to survive…

To regain control of my health again….

My mission today is to get people not to get used to suffering…

Not to get used to ignore the signs of their body…

Not to get used to leave things to chance when it comes to their health…

My question to you is: are you choosing suffering over health?

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