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Often times people with B12 deficiency feel like they are climbing a mountain. Coping with debilitating symptoms, infrequent B12 injections and general daily life.

I have previously described that for so many people, under treated B12 deficiency feels like being asked to climb a very steep and chilly, mountain without any shoes or coat.

This past year has been an exhausting challenge in so many ways and my darling mum sent me the following Laura Ding-Edwards poem and I, in turn want to share it with you….

The Mountain

If the mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead;
If morning brings you sadness
it’s okay to stay in bed.
If the day ahead feels heavy and your plans feel like a curse,
There’s no shame in rearranging,
don’t make yourself feel worse.
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you’ll drown;
If you haven’t washed your hair for days,
don’t throw away your crown!
A day is not a lifetime.
A rest is not defeat.
Don’t think of it as failure,
Just a quiet, kind retreat.
It’s okay to take a moment
From an anxious, fractured mind.
The world will not stop turning
While you get realigned!
The mountain will still be there
When you want to try again
You can climb it in your own time,
Just love yourself till then!

Laura Ding-Edwards

If you are struggling with a diagnosis or treatment please start with the What to do next page.

Much love Tracey x