Simply discouraged by chronic pain
I have all the right answers in my head, regarding my chronic pain yet, it's so hard to apply them day in and day out. Exhausting. I'm very stifled in this body which carries through to my life and overall well being. I'm bored and lonely…it's isolating when you have difficulty being a part of normal civilization due to various health conditions. I desperately want to be what I used to be…someone who could physically accomplish the simplest of tasks, partake in normal family functions like a dinner or a small birthday party. Im so frustrated by hurting 24/7and deeply mourn the loss of what I used to be. I work desperately to keep myself focused on what I CAN do verses what I can't but, when I repeatedly get shot down by my diseases amd diagnoses, disappointment is inevitable.
I know I've come to the right place… others here share my struggles. Thank you for letting me fall back on you. Today I'm just at my wits end.
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Rachel I'm new to this process and any help I receive would be greatly appreciated. Tom
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@tomp1 Rachel I think I understand. I hope I don't disappoint you. We always learning and I try me best.
@vklittle61 This is the only response I have seen under the topic Simply Discouraged by Chronic Pain by rwinney. Were you replying in another message?
@rwinney I get it! I don't know about you but feeling down or mourning the loss of what I once was can sneak up on me. The scene in my head goes something like Oh poor me. I am so tired of ________ (fill in the blank) hurting, being tired, etc And of course I get the why me.Usually that's all followed by ugly crying before I put my big girl panties on and get back to a better frame of mind. I look for the beauty in life and the things I CAN do. Allow yourself to miss your old life just dont make that the focus of your life. You've got this!
@tjprather No worries…no disappointment here. 👍🏼