Even I was surprised by the ending of this video.
It’s one thing to list symptoms and complaints in your head day after day; it’s quite another to see yourself in real time.
In her book Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight Sharon Heller, PhD said, “By adulthood the body of the sensory defensive is torn apart from stress-related health problems.”
It is not my intention to freak anybody out. Not every day is like this. I have good days. Yesterday was a good day. I was out in lovely fall weather with Watson buying wedding clothes for Saturday. Today I’m a bit anxious and depressed. I’m in a fair amount of pain and I’m very tired. I can barely see past the fog in my brain. But I have enough energy to force myself not to blow off another self-imposed blog-post deadline.
It came down to this – either I admit, to myself and to the people I care about, the reality of my situation or I pretend I’m fine and shrink further into the isolation of hiding when I’m not.
If I have invited you to see this post it is because you are important to me. Whether you are family, a friend or a member of my online community – I want you in my life, in my real life. Not my pretend “I’m fine” life.
I need your support, understanding and encouragement while I muddle through learning how to thrive in spite of these life altering conditions.
The book Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain – A Survival Manual is available for purchase at the Sensorina Store.
For “Medical Handouts” like the one I read from in the post visit Devin Starlanyl’s website.
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