I was typing on Facebook today, letting folks know that I got my blood tests back and they were not as great as I had hoped. My Rheumatoid levels are high, and while I am not actively in remission, I am currently not ill either. It is this in-between phase that bugs me. It is discouraging to know that the potential for illness hangs over my head, ready to drop at will. While in the process of writing, I had started wondering to myself if I was looking at this the wrong way. Instead of spending my time concerning the potentials, perhaps I could think of all my positives.
verb \dis-ˈkər-ij, -ˈkə-rij\transitive verb1: to deprive of courage or confidence :dishearten <was discouraged by repeated failure>
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.