I do think most people take their health for granted. You truly do not appreciate how much you have until you lose it. Some days I would wake up and take a breath - if my chest didn't feel like it was about to rip open, then I consider that a bearable day. I was so lucky that when I was 21 I found a natural healer who guided me on a path towards healing, from the inside out, emotionally and mentally first, until I was in a much better place. Then in 2010, I came across Bikram Yoga and that changed my life. Since then I haven't looked back.
The pain now is more manageable and there are still good and bad days but overall my life has improved so much. I can definitely relate to this article and it's not just chronic pain, but anyone who has ever had an injury, or has experienced pain, I think it makes us more compassionate and sympathetic to others, so there's always a silver lining!!