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Hypoparathyroidism: Welcome to the Rest of my Life
by Chama Straw Straw
Friday May 22, 2015, marked my 2 week Natpara anniversary! I know that this isn't a cure, and I will still have some bumps in the road, but I can actually see some light at the end of this very long tunnel. I was talking to my mom the other day and I said, "I actually feel like I can have a life again." Words I never thought I would be able to tell her. What an amazing feeling! I know that I have briefly touched on what hypoparathyroidism has done to my personal life, but I feel like I can now be very honest about it and maybe it will help some others in the same position. When I got sick, it took a major toll on my relationship, but neither one of us did anything about it. We have spent the last 3 years avoiding it or acting like nothing was going on. The truth is, we haven't spent more than 20 minutes together in years. I had to sit down the other day and face this whole situation head on, no time like the present! How do you sit down with someone you have spent so many years with, raised kids with, and tell them you are leaving? The truth is he was never able to deal with my illness and didn't know how to be there for me. I actually understand and I am not angry, mad, or sad. I have had to mourn so many things over the years and have no more tears to shed. I think if I would have been able to look at him and say "I have cancer" it would have been a different story. Or maybe not. Who knows? Three years ago there was almost zero information on this horrible illness. How could he understand if most of the doctors didn’t even understand? If you can't stand by my side and walk with me at my worst, why should you get to walk with me at my best? I am actually starting the next chapter in my book. When I set out on this journey I had no idea how many feathers I would ruffle along the way. I hope that I am helping just as many people! I will never apologize for being me and telling my story. This is after all, MY story. When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. Until next time <3 Disclaimer: I have received complimentary Cal-EZ as a thank you for sharing my story. All opinions about Cal-EZ are my own.