It’s easy when my health isn’t running as planned or as optimally as intended, to get into the myopic vision of my own health concerns, worries, etc.
To an extent, the narrowing of vision is necessary in order to make sure the doctors are giving me proper attention and care. To get things done and make sure I don’t fall through the cracks.
On the other hand, despite the narrowing of vision, the process also expands the mind and heart, enabling me to relate to people who are in far bigger and deeper struggles. People struggling to find spouses, make babies, people who have serious, real and immediate medical issues; people who have faced or are facing terminal illness.
It’s one thing to relate mentally; quite another to relate with one’s spirit and energy.