When you are diagnosed with a condition that is going to last your entire life, it can come quite as a shock. Most of us go about our lives smugly thinking that these kind of things will never happen to us. Then one day, boom, all of a sudden, our world comes crashing down. Ask anyone who has been through this and you will hear something similar. 'I never imagined that this could happen to me!'
That is why I want to say to all you healthy people out there - never take your body for granted. You have no idea what's in store for you. Live a healthy life. It is fairly simple to do. You don't have to go looking for 'nirvana' where your health is concerned. It is common sense.
The problem is many of us go about our lives without thinking about the 'big picture'. Cliched, I know. But, seriously true. We get so caught up in our daily routines that we don't really stop to think about our lives and where we are going. This is true about our health as it is about anything else in our lives.
If you take some time out and think about what it is about your life that is not healthy, you will easily be able to identify a few things which you must change. It is never too early. Don't think that I am too young to not do this or start worrying about my health. Remember that chronic conditions are hitting the young at an alarmingly increasing rate.
There are simple things you can do. Eat healthy food. Don't eat processed food. Don't smoke. Drink within limits. Exercise. Work normal hours. Get good sleep.
See, no rocket science there. Simple common sense.
By taking a conscious decision NOW about living a healthy life, you will really feel better and reduce your chances of getting hit by lightning when you least expect it. Once you are diagnosed with a chronic condition, there is little you can do about it except keep your chin up. The key is to prevent it. And its not that difficult. If you take it seriously.