Staying Positive After a Set Back

I had my routine follow-up appointment with my specialist today. It didn’t go as planned and I must say I took it hard. What upset me even more was that I allowed that one encounter to ruin my day. This is a great time to talk about staying positive after having a health set back.

Like I said, I went to my appointment today in very high spirits. We had done testing to see if I was in remission. Unfortunately I am not.  Seeing those test results crushed me and I admit that I was definitely ready to spiral down the woe is me road but thanks to all the self care, self love and gratitude I’ve been practicing I think I bounced back fairly well.

How do I stay positive after having a set back? Perspective
  1. Remembering how far I’ve come – Nope I’m not in remission but I’m far from where I was 3 years ago when this thing started
  2. Gratitude – I can’t take for granted the progress I have made. I’m so thankful that I’ve even gotten to a place where remission is in the discussion
  3. See it as an opportunity – I’m an overachiever so Im going to basically look at this as a challenge to see what other things I can incorporate into my lifestyle that will get me to where I want to be.  

These principles can be applied if you’ve had a bad test result, a flare up or a just a bad day in general. I know y’all get tired of hearing me say it. I’m gonna say it anyway. Perspective is key. The saying isnt mind over matter for nothing. You mind is the struggle (or weakest) muscle in your body. Unlike the other muscles that are affected by MG, you can control your mind and your perspective. Your choice!

I went into a bit more detail on how I got over my disappointment and stayed positive after having this setback. Check it out below:

Xoxo – Still ill,


Morgan Greene is a Maryland chronic illness and holistic wellness lifestyle blogger. After years of struggling with her autoimmune disease diagnosis, Myasthenia Gravis, she decided to combine two of her favorite things…writing and informing others was created to have unfiltered discussions about having a chronic illness. It has since become a place to inspire and create a sense of community among women with autoimmune diseases. Morgan loves trying new things and sharing with other spoonies how to live an ill life on their terms.

When she’s not blogging she is probably reading a book, drinking a Coke Slurpee or listening to music.

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