It's Okay to Feel Down
Being in constant pain can be detrimental to our emotional and mental well-being. Sometimes I feel that I shouldn’t be sad because when is enough, enough?
The truth is there isn’t a timeline on being sad, being angry, or even frustrated. If you let it out and then maybe you can move on from it. Chronic pain is like a roller coaster ride you want to get off but can’t. It’s up and down day to day, minute to minute. One day you wake up feeling like a 5 and an hour later it shoots up to an 8. It makes us angry because why can’t we have a day of peace.
You need to learn to let yourself be in the moment and if that moment is anger feel it. If it is sadness, feel it. Don’t look too much into the future and worry if those feelings will ever go away because in all honesty they will. We are strong people who know how to pick ourselves up when we are down because we don’t have any other options.
It’s important to trust in ourselves because we are the only ones who know how we are feeling. People tend to think because you look normal on the outside then you should just move on with your life and be happy. If people havent experienced pain like this they will never get it and that includes medical staff. If someone tells you to quit complaining, tell them that you are glad they don’t have to experince what you do.
I want to be there for people who feel alone, feel like they don’t have anyone to lean on, and most of all don’t have a voice. We are all human and we are all important. The more we hold in the more it festers and creates more problems than if you allow yourself to be sad, to be angry and to grieve.
I am here for you. I have your back. You are strong. You are inspirational.
Let’s help each other and #BeForeverStrong