Take care of your mental health!
Living with chronic illness, we know life is hard. Throughout my time as a full-time spoonie, I've been able to cope with the overwhelming amount of grief and anxiety. My lack of posting lately is due to the fact I have struggled lately dealing with the overwhelming amount of grief and anxiety that comes with other things that are not related to being in pain 24/7 or sick. 2018 has been a difficult year for me, I've remained strong and pushed through the first portion of it, instead of coping with my emotional pain. I got out of a toxic and emotionally damaging relationship the beginning of this year on top of juggling full time college courses, working full time, and just everyday life. For lack of detail, I completely ignored my mental health and charged through the normal coping stages when things went wrong. I wasn't emotionally stable to handle anything else thrown at me, so when something was thrown, I was down for the count. Lately I have been focusing on my mental health and rebuilding the foundation that makes me a strong spoonie. I have been attending therapy and creating a toolbox of coping mechanisms to help me combat not only chronic pain, but emotional pain as well. What I'm getting with this is to show that there is a light I am starting to see at the end of my currently difficult tunnel, but it's there. Life is tough, but so are you. Remember to put your mental heath first too, your physical well being isn't the only type of health that should be taken care of.
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