Over the last two weeks I have been dealing with a physical issue that is feminine in nature. Before you stop reading, I want you to know this isn’t a medical account of my experience. I recognize THAT would be TMI. Rather, I want to share what I have learned through the painkillers and shooting pain of my ovarian cyst, my moments of clarity.
I am weaker than I thought I was.
Sitting in an emergency room with shooting pain isn’t something I had ever experienced. Waking in the middle of the night with that pain isn’t one of my shining moments. I realized how blessed I have been to be so healthy. And how pain makes us weak in a way that makes it okay to ask for help.
I am also stronger than I thought I was.
Making “the ask” for help isn’t about admitting defeat; it’s about being strong in who you are. There are people waiting to help when you need it especially when you’re the kind of person who is willing to help others.
Sharing your personal life is necessary…sometimes.
It’s okay to share a bit about your personal life if it helps business contacts understand why you may have missed a deadline or not answered a call faster than usual. The important thing is to deliver what needs to be delivered when you’re feeling better.
As I continue to recover, I am sure there will be more moments of clarity. After all, the painkillers are a thing of the past and I am moving forward with a healthier lifestyle.