My head is still in the clouds from the plane ride. I feel completely peaceful tonight. I am exhausted and in major pain but it is worth every wince and groan.
Being validated, knowing someone else “gets it” is empowering. We know we can leave our guard down which makes us more relaxed. And that helps us deal with the pain in our bodies in a more loving way.
I believe support groups or seeing a mental health professional can really help chronic pain patients deal with the constant unrelenting pain and improve their quality of life. It’s all about taking back control, reducing isolation, and keeping your independence.
These past few years you have probably felt like a runaway train recklessly going through the motions to get through the day. So many people with chronic pain do not have a person that can help support their physical and emotional needs. A support group can do that.
When you attend a support group you will find others with different pain issues but with almost the exact emotional journeys.
Knowing that others are just like you in that way is validating. Tonight I feel very understood, and I am grateful.
I took a couple of pics with my phone coming in to the airport in Chicago. I am not a professional photographer. It’s just cell phone shots. 😎
This is me. Just happy to be alive and fully partipating in my life!
I hope this helps someone tonight. Maybe you might start a support group of your own. If you would like more information, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my contact page with the button above in the header.
Please forgive any errors. I am doing this on the fly on my telephone.
Much Love and Many Prayers,