When Medical Progress Isn't Going Your Way

Celebrate progress, no matter how fast or slow the pace.

To me, progress is simple things like learning how to embrace the cards you were dealt with and figure the ropes around managing your thoughts and your daily therapeutic treatments, even if you’re just barely hanging on to the potential of future hope.

Some of the best things in life are free; but some of the best things in life are slow.

When we don’t see progress in the areas of life we’d like to be seeing progress in (such as our physical health or pain level), I think it’s important to focus on what’s happening in between our own two ears that we can control: our thoughts.

Image Credit: © Kelsey Rein

Image Credit: ©Kelsey Rein


Some days it seems like we are waiting for decades for the doctors to decide what they’re doing, or that they care. It can feel like any progress being made in our medical cases and no one is advocating for us and any new protocol takes playing musical doctors to land on the chance of trying, but I urge you to learn a sense of rolling with the process.

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” -Edwin Markham