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Suffering Well…Through Long COVID

reflection by Larry T. I’ve learned a lot past two years. In 2021 I got Covid, spent 12 days in the hospital, 5 days in ICU, lost 30 pounds in 2 weeks. When I finally came home, I was completely helpless. I couldn’t get out of bed on my own or do anything on my own. My wife had to do everything. I used a walker and was on oxygen for 7 weeks. Early in my slow recovery I was…

Suffering Well…Through ALS, part 2

This is part 2 of an interview conducted by Nathan Oates with Eric C. in Feb. 2024. If you missed the previous post, part 1, please start there. E: I was losing my ability with my right arm. I thought it was carpal tunnel. July 6, 2022 was the last day I ever ran… All of that was ALS. But even then I thought, “God, if you want me to continue running or to continue in school you must give…

Suffering Well…Through Childhood Trauma

a reflection by Heather N. Suffering. It is unavoidable. It is tethered to the human experience. Suffering looks different for each individual, but it is inevitable. For me, suffering looks like severe childhood trauma; it looks like a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive relationship; it looks like a physical expression of pain from an imploding emotional state. For you, maybe suffering is so much bigger, or not as intense, but to each person their suffering is excruciating and no one can…