At the beginning of my chronic pain journey, I found it very difficult to find the energy to do…!. My focus was mostly on; getting through the day/night. I started to shut out most of my friend, and family, they didn’t understand. I just did not have the energy to care. No body likes a complainer…I was lost. I started to be a night person. Sleep all day, stay up all night.(very common in the life of a chronic pain person) A lot less stress when every body around is fast asleep. Is this living..? is this life..? It took me a long time to reverse the cycle, to live as others, in terms of creativity, to become a viable member in society.
My secrete; First and foremost An agenda book, Why..! I- like most chronic pain sufferers Experience some sort of short term memory is loss, and thought processing problems. I used to forget about appointments, I don’t any more. The agenda book keeps me on track, eliminated a lot of stresses, and embarrassments. The second and equally as important is re finding my purpose. We humans must “create”, in order to feel whole I find that if I start something, and that something can expand, and can produces some sort of reword or accomplishment at the end of the day, that’s what I refer to as creating.. May it be, sharing my experiences with others, so they don’t have to go through life thinking they are only one. Going to the mall,(major effort for some people), cleaning the house, (one section) at a time, meeting someone for coffee, it really does not matter what one does, as long as they do.
To lie back and let life pass you bye, I refer to this as moving side ways, the objective is to move forward… please do not let your spark die, find something the rocks your wold..You’re worth it…!