Hearing a diagnosis of a terminal or chronic illness is quite simply terrifying. The initial blow is full of frustration and disbelief, and probably a lot of WTF’s.
Whether it’s you or a loved one experiencing an illness, there’s no sugar-coating it, it sucks. Aside from having your world shaken with such news, there becomes a whole list of appointments, dates, and THINGS to schedule, and when you’re in that boat, THINGS seem impossible.
Education is huge in the healing process, it allows you to understand and digest what is happening one piece at a time. Embracing a community that empathizes is one of the best ways to learn and receive support about the health diagnosis.
In 2010 I suffered a debilitating injury that literally left me flat on my back. Problem was Life ain’t got no time for that. I had bills to pay, shoes to buy and frankly the whole being in constant pain thing wasn’t on my bucket list.
For a whole FREAKING year I carried two tennis balls with me everywhere I went and I would have to duck into back alleys like a tennis-ball-drug-fiend to lay on these balls and unkink my back. Oh the places I have lain on the floor and not even cared what was there. Chronic pain will make you do a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g to get relief.
Thankfully, after three surgical procedures, a lot of yoga and treating my kids as indentured servants, I am pain free.
In other words…. I know what it is like to face an unexpected, unwanted illness.
Let’s chat about your sitch and see how I can help.