A Letter to My So-Called Immune System

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Dear Immune System,

I’m onto you. You’re not fooling anyone. In fact, you aren’t even being the least bit subtle.

I know what you’re doing. You’re tired of the fight.

In fairness to you, I can understand why you would be. I get tired, too. I wonder what the purpose of all this suffering could possibly be. I want to lay it all down, for just a little while.

 But you’ve really got to buck up.

 I’ve found the white flag you’ve been waving at every germ in a 50 mile radius. 

And I’ve got a load of reds with its name on it. 

Consider yourself warned. Leaning is fine, but this surrender you’ve got going just doesn’t work for me anymore. 

I’m putting you on notice. Shape up or…. well, just shape up.


The Person at Your Mercy

Shelly Hendricks

Shelly Hendricks is a wife and mother of 2 amazing kids. They live the good life in South Louisiana. She is a writer for God’s glory. She also suffers from Intracranial Hypertension and Primary Lateral Sclerosis, among a myriad of other issues mostly stemming from these two. She had brain surgery in 2012, to install a VP Shunt, and had a revision in January 2014. Though her condition continues to deteriorate, her spirit is constantly focused on eternity.

Disability has been hard to deal with, but she depends on God for all strength and hopes to encourage others on this journey, through her writing and her books.

Editor’s Note: Shelly first contributed to Patient Worthy during Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2015. You can check out her introduction here and her books You’re chronically ill so now what? and A Walk in the Valley are available in the Patient Worthy LIBRARY.

Are you living with a condition where avoiding native blue hues from technology gadget screens is a must? There is an App for that! Check out Shelly’s Recommended App: F.Lux – it automatically adjusts the screen lighting. 

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