Someone wrote this on the ICNetwork forum today, and it brought on some emotion. It is something that my grandfather always said, and has remained a staple for our family.
Through all that I have endured since last July, I know it was an uphill battle, but I have remained as strong as possible. People tell me I am a strong person, and I believe it is because of the events that have occurred in my life. Throughout my time in graduate school I have learned a lot about myself. I started out as this person with absolutely no confidence, and after many peer discussions, I started to grow. I want to remain a strong and independent woman in the science field, and hopefully achieve so many things after I get my Ph.D.
Being diagnosed with interstitial cystitis has led me through some tough times, but with any disorder there may be problems that need to be overcome. I am hoping that I am on the correct track to being better. Having some pain free days has been amazing, something I have not felt for a while. It is no fun doing all of the treatments, taking the medications, but at least I can say that I am doing everything in my willpower to work through it.
I guess I should 'Keep the Faith' more often.