For the last 3 years I've whined and complained that everything that I loved to do in my "former" life has been taken from me, that I had no hope of ever doing the things that made my life MY life. I've been in therapy for quite some time now trying to deal with the anger and sadness that the accident has caused, to understand how to become this new me that I hate. I think I finally realized that I don't have to give up everything.
Volunteering has always been something high on my priority list, a thing that I did to make a difference not only for others but to give back for myself for being so fortunate. I realized that it's one area that I could still live in although in a very different capacity.
I'm essentially isolated here; we moved to this community shortly before my accident and I had no time to really get my roots in. Since then my life has been wrapped up in surgeries and chronic pain and seems so self-centered. I aksed my therapist if there were any chronic pain support groups in the area...of course not. Well, I've decided to start one! It's something to live for, to work at and to help me, as well as others, along the way. My therapist has agreed to help me.
If anyone has attended a support group like this I'm open for suggestions. I have never attended any save for AA meetings I used to go to with my dad when I was a kid. I'm winging it here and there is so much experience here that I can't help but tap into it
I feel liberated in a way. Thanks in advance for your ideas!