Just over a week ago, I posted about how lonely and isolating Endo can be. I can say with all certainty that my experience would have been 100x worse without this friend.
For the six months my pelvic pain was undiagnosed, this girl who I barely new started to take me out to tea or lunch at little café’s .. then she started driving me to doctors and specialist appointments while my husband was at work. I want to thank and honour her, because I have no idea what I would have done without her.
After my laperoscopy, she was still there and when the pain returned, she stayed with me and listened to the constant complaining and whining. She shared her own experience, without taking away from mine.She walked slow with me, when others wouldn’t. She kept me company when I felt alone. She shouted me lunch or coffee after an expensive specialist visit. She respectfully explained my situation to others when I didn’t have it in me. She never judged me when I lost hope and said thing I later regretted. She was a true blessing and gift from God and I will be eternally thankful for her.
I want to publicly say thank you to her, she knows who she is… and if you want to make a difference in the world – be there for people. Just listening empathetically and a little bit of driving around can literally change someone’s life. It’s not insignificant and you’re not insignificant.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up.