Is this what's wrong with me? Am I lost in grief? Reblogged from Then Everything Changed.
Sorry I haven't been able to put out any original blog posts for several months. I'm going through something and I can't write about it yet because I'm not sure exactly what it is. I think I need to get through it and get some perspective before I can write about it. I'm not even able to read much right now (chronic migraine) but I do still occasionally come across something that I identify with strongly or am really moved by... like the post below that I'm reblogging. It's got me to thinking along the right track, I hope. And I hope it will help others also.
Originally posted on Then Everything Changed: A Glimpse of Life With and Without Invisible Illness.
"For the majority of people coping with chronic pain or illness it came on suddenly while we were innocently living normal lives. Whether we were nine or fifty years old chronic pain brought about devastating changes in the life we knew. These are no small changes, no small loses. Marriages end, jobs are lost, homes are lost, confidence is lost, we are limited and altered in ways we never imagined. Yet we do our best to limp along, many of us fighting like hell to find our way back to the life we once knew. The truth that none of us want to admit is that that life is gone. It’s true and it hurts, it’s a crushing conclusion and it’s an inevitable conclusion. What we need to do before we go any further is allow ourselves to grieve for what we have lost. That will take time and a…"
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