As I said in a previous post, I have had some health issues in recent months, things that were kind of (thank God, not much) affecting my daily life without me realizing it much. Before the diagnosis, I was having some trouble and I did not understand why and how. I kept asking if there is really something wrong or whether I am making it up. Then, it turned out that I had some genetic condition that was triggered that affected my life in a mild (but kind of consistent) way.

Two things in this: 1) I was diagnosed, so I had a name for it now and 2) it is genetic, so it is most likely going to be consistent all my life (I can keep it under control easily but I have to keep it under control). Neither of these are great. Now I know I have a condition, so something is wrong and plus, it is consistent. But surprisingly, I was very relieved when the diagnosis was cleared. I felt like, now that I know what it is, I can handle it and I did. This is the power of clarity. I was not deterred by its being genetic, for example. I thought maybe that would make me sad because technically, it is not really fully treatable. But still, the clarification gave me so much power that I am surprised.

Something similar happened this week too and I am now seeing the power of clarity, for good or for bad, much better. Whatever it is, it is better to know it than to leave it hanging.

Have you had similar experiences? Let’s discuss the power of clarity today.


37 thoughts on “Clarity

  1. Completely understand landing on your feet when you got the diagnosis. Oddly, I have had the opposite experience. After surviving a ruptured aneurysm in 2019, I was diagnosed with an extremely rare vascular disease that would have had me on pins and needles for the rest of my life. All pointers to the disease cleared up later that year and I am today more healthy than at any time in my life. Gratitude abounds! ~ Kelly

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    1. I am glad everything cleared for you and you are healthy! It is tougher when the situation is harder, as in your case. But I am really glad you are at a better place.

  2. Yes. I suffered for years from what I thought were panic attacks on steroids and have lived a very curtailed life because of them. I tried therapy and meds to no avail. When at last I was diagnosed with epilepsy, it was such a relief to finally have a name for what was causing those episodes and to be able to medication to help it. So I totally understand how you can get relief with a diagnosis of an illness.

  3. I recently was forced to admit that I am not immortal! I have always been a strong person, and finding out that I have some things that I can’t ignore has been a hard pill to swallow. But I swallowed it and am still able to do most of the things I did before, just slower.

  4. I have been struggling for two years to know that I have a syndrome for which there is no solution. I have to live with it. Is it annoying ? Yes, very much but I had to accept it (what else could I do?).

    1. That is harder, but acceptance is key. Not health-related, but I kind of faced this dilemma when it comes to relationships. Like, you can’t control other people, so you just have to accept it and live with it. Hopefully it will get easier for you.

  5. I understand. Having celiac disease is a challenge for me. The fact that I passed it down to my children also brothers me. At least we all have learned how to cook and bake gluten free and manage well. God will provide.

  6. Yes! I think you have done a great job identifying something so powerful. Not knowing means fighting an invisible force but when you can name it, I think it’s easier to content with.

  7. I like this thought provoking post.
    Clarity leads to two directions.
    One – – acceptance of the diagnosis, and consulting experts to get better.
    Two – – getting overwhelmed, being in denial, and unable to see any solution.
    I believe that clarity brings a kind of closure to the nagging feeling that something is not quite right.
    I prefer clarity where I and my family members are concerned however worrisome it may be. So we can be on a path of recovery by gathering information, finding solutions, and acting on time.
    Best wishes.

    1. Yeah, clarity can lead to denial as well. Thankfully, it did not in my case. And it does bring some closure. Instead of overthinking what it is, we start focusing on what we can do about it and our lives get better usually.

  8. I had a medical complexity which wasn’t discovered until the organ was completely destroyed. I was 19 at that time and knew what I was hoping for and its repercussions from this life altering surgery. Now I have other organ functional issues which I am battling to save it. It takes time to know what is happening with the body and everything cannot be known from the medical fraternity since they too are novice in emerging illness. But I have learned to cope up medically by adjusting what suits me and away from any affecting environments and foods. It is indeed an effort to sustain pain free living.

    1. Yeah, best thing to do is to adjust your life so you can be your best with what you are given. I am glad that now, you are dealing with it better. You are a strong person!

  9. Bless you as you face what is with courage. It seems to me, it’s always easier to handle things knowing – rather than fumbling in the dark!

  10. Great post. Seeing things clearly is challenging. It’s so true that sometimes seeing things that are obfuscating clarity is important, with that initial seeing clarity will escape us. Thanks for this.

  11. I totally agree. For me, my example will be about myself. I have learned over the years that being honest about my feelings whether negative or positive has helped a lot in giving me peace of mind. There’s a sense of peace that comes over you when you acknowledge what it is you are feeling about something. Atleast then, you can decide what to do next about it, than sitting around ruminating in denial.

    1. Yes, that is a good one! Otherwise, they keep bugging you until you listen to them. Like a child who shouts louder when the mom does not listen to him/her.

  12. I’m sorry, – your connection to your inner self does not impress me much. You have a very superficial way to deal with Traumatism.
    You could be considered offensive to People which are really suffering in your way of laying off your careless consciousness of being covered by a Social Prevention a Private Inshurance some private Economics and Accountables surrounding you in your deeds and needs. You seem spoiled and pointless in your Personal Issue presentation, quite secure about you deed means and contents of some kind of Public Interest.
    I’m European and am Travelling through your native Country – Turkey. It is beautiful and rich, people do not suffer, they arrange to usufruct from Recovery. I’m therefore disappointed that they actually do not give a dam about other People which really suffer. I’m at the Day as a European not covered whether by the Social Preventions nor by the Statler Security Cass and the European Authorities despise to take an effective considering of my case because it seem to classify as matter of poor People and not as an Economic Engagen Scene Actor as you seem to be yourself. So, I’m sorry you got to pitty yourself – your not bright, meaningful nor sweet in your self representation, to me at least.

  13. I am sorry you have had to deal with this, and hope all
    Will be well. I also truly appreciate your knowledge that clarity brings information we truly can work with.

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