April 8, 2013

The animal in me...

Photo: HAWMC Day 8:

If your health condition (or the health condition of a loved one!) was  an animal, what would it be? Is it a real animal or make believe?  Today’s post was recommended by  Christina of  www.stickwithitsugar.com 


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Day 8
If your health condition (or the health condition of a loved one!) was an animal, what would it be? Is it a real animal or make believe? Today’s post was recommended by Christina of www.stickwithitsugar.com

There are so many animals that came to mind.  I really wanted to think of something good but I couldn't settle on one so I went though a bunch of my zoo photos and I think I got a good one.

If liver disease was an animal, it would be....

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A snake.  Liver Disease is a snake!
I think that a snake fits, especially for my Budd Chiari Syndrome.  There I was just going along and BAM, there it was.  Snakes are scary.  Their bites pack a punch are are painful.  And they just lie there and wait for their prey to come along and then hit them out of no where.  This pretty much sums up my journey so far.

One day I was happy and pregnant and the next day, I was not sure if I was going to make it.  Turns out I had actually been sick for a while, but I just didn't even know it was there.  Like the snake that is hiding just waiting to strike.

Liver disease is unpredictable.  It can be treated (only by transplant) but if left untreated it is deadly.  In my case, it is chronic, it has been sitting there unnoticed for years. And even now I'm living each day just waiting for it to jump up and bite me.  When it hits, I've been told its going to hit hard.  Its going to hurt and slowly its going to affect my other organs.  My body will start to fail.  The venom with flow though my bloodstream eating away at me from the inside out.  Liver Disease is a snake.

*Snakes are one of my greatest fears yet I am so mesmerized by them.  Whats with that?*


2 comments:

  1. I love the way you symbolized liver disease with a snake. My heart goes out to you for all our strength. You are amazing Kim

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