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Being Yourself Is More Than Enough

Posted on May 14, 2018

"After years of feeling like I need to be better, stronger, healthier, and in control, I now know I am enough." -Member of myIBSteam

Members of myIBSteam experience the burden of IBS physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Sometimes we strive to appear healthier than we are to avoid the stigma of IBS. Other times, we experience relief and support from peers who've been in our shoes.

"I'm getting out of the rat race. I'm not hiding my struggles anymore. If I'm tired, I'm going to rest. If I'm uncomfortable at a party, I'm going to go home. Hearing from others with IBS has taught me that I have to prioritize ME." -Member of myIBSteam

Here are recent conversations from myIBSteam:

"We need to be kind to ourselves, not stressing beyond these perimeters, having a day by day perspective, celebrating those small steps or big steps..."

"No matter how many times I have a problem I must stay strong in gladness. Be safe."

"There are much worse ailments to come down with, many life-threatening, so I try to stay positive, watch what I eat, not complain about it, and enjoy each day of my life."

Have you found yourself striving to appear as though you have it all together? Have you discovered ways to surround yourself with others who make you feel that you are more than enough? Share what you've learned in the comments below or directly on myIBSteam.com.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I can relate to this I have osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. It is not easy to get out of bed in the morning.. It is not good when one needs thetoilet.

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