Chris! I just noticed your reply, thank you for relating to my experience and shame and irrational feelings of incompetency. I often forget that I’m one of many and that when I remember this, it gives me perspective and strength. Yesterday I purchased a tomatoe plant, four cucumber plants, and a bell pepper plant. I planted each and weeded the plot afterwards. Like WarmMuddle below, I’m grateful for the perspective this post offers us all – those of us who have the disease and those who are important parts of our lives. And of course the garden that flourishes when we meet its basic needs.