What is Normal? - What now?
Time really does fly by when you are having fun, I have proven that! But seriously over that last 8 years I initially thought that once having the radiation & chemo, all I had to do was heal, heal and do some more healing and I would return to NORMAL, was I ever wrong.
The Dictionary meanings
for NORMAL are:
I am going to start with saying that what I
now believe is "NORMAL" and what the rest of the human race thinks is
"NORMAL" is totally different. It has taken me quite some time to
learn & accept that my "Normal" is OK and that it is fine to be this
way. I have new limits and needed to learn what they are. Once
learning about these limits they are sometimes entertaining and sometimes very
frustrating. After all that has been said and done, after the radiation and
chemotherapy, life will never be the same. May it be a small to large
physical difficulty or a small to large psychological dilemma we are all
effected, whether we want to admit it or not. You will have to learn what
"your normal" really is. Just because you can't do all
the things you used to, does not mean you are not normal. Or that you look and
feel different. Remember that beauty is on the inside. The outside
of our body is just a shell holding all the good stuff together. No matter where
they have operated and left scars, it is the inside that counts.
The fact is, if there is something "different" about you, you don't have to feel ashamed.
We have to learn not to compare what everybody else is like and how they do things. Just because we do things a little slower we are not substandard. I will now never be a beauty queen, but on the other hand I never was before the cancer. We are setting new rules on how we should live, a day at a time.
So the next time someone approaches you and tells you that you do not look normal without your hair, tell them that you are setting a new trend.
My new "normal" is the mark of the beginning of my new life, with a new perspective and a greater understanding of my own strength and determination.
So you still think that you have to be normal? Take the test.
Are you NORMAL?
Diagnostic criteria for NPD: Normal Person Disorder
If you have two or more of the above for more than a week - YOU ARE NORMAL!!
Have a great day!