Nothing can be further from the truth.
The body is what the body wants and it will do whatever it tells you to do. But that doesn't mean I can't get sad or scared or lonely. I spent the day in bed yesterday - sleeping mostly, but also railing against my ills once again. Not a good sign.
How many 'new normals' does one person have to accept? As many as it takes, I rationalize because I know I want to be here for the next one. And on a Sunday! That's one of the few days that my whole family might be together to watch football or have a meal or just talk and joke around. I hate it.
Okay, enough self pity. Enough anger. I know others who have it a lot worse than me, but does saying that really ever help? It does and it did and I know many of my readers relate to this kind of thinking.
So, I will make that critical doctor's appointment that I've been putting off. I will face whatever I need to face and be brave and proud and strong. But if I cry for five minutes, will you understand?
I hope you have a pain-free day and keep on trying no matter what. Love to all..
Diagram Credit: Dr. Michael Cousins, an Australian researcher who believes Chronic Pain should be a legitimate diagnosis unto itself.