"Its not when or how you die, but how and if you were ever truly alive." Jerri Neilson FitzGerald
I have fibromyalgia but it does not define me. I try not to let it limit me, as well. I have a degree in psychology and have been a counselor (now retired). I am now a writer of speculative fiction, and manager of a small family farm.
I redefine myself daily .... by choice ... to avoid stagnation. I recommend it highly.