Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Sometimes, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sydrome have me beaten so far down that I cannot even imagine continuing the fight. Yet I know giving up is not an option, so I have to keep coming up with more and more tools in order to cope in these moments of vicious agony/bleak and dreary moods. My illnesses keep getting worse and worse, so I am always expanding this section of my life. My pain doctor deserted me the other day, so now I will have to cope with the fact that I currently do not have a medication prescribing physician. I know that EVERY girl/guy on here has had moments in their illness when it is completely overwhelming.
So I’m polling the group – what do you do when things get too bad?? Here’s what I do:
- Let myself cry until there are tissues everywhere and I have a swollen face.
- If possible, order takeout. Cooking on my poor painful knees is not a treat.
- SOME kind of pain-easer.
- Being by myself, as usually I am having too much emotional trauma to deal with being around others.
- Angry writing or painting.
- Only the funniest television – like Modern Family!
- Pillows to into which I can scream.
- Sleep anytime my body feels the capability.
- Twitter friends who understand.
- Concentrate on my breathing.
- Epically long bubble baths.
- Reaching out to others…and telling them that I can no longer do this alone.
Sometimes I am positive that there is no way that I am going to make it through the next minute in life. My body and spirit can feel completely unbearable. But then I find some beauty and remind myself of the people and things worth sticking around to see.
Keep fighting. It’s worth it.
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