Day 6: If you could have told yourself something when you first remember these symptoms arising, what would you have said?
I would have told myself to not brush it off, to get checked out earlier. To not let others try and convince me that it was all in my head. That if I’d only done this or that, maybe I’d be healthy.
Having these symptoms come seemingly out of nowhere is difficult by itself and others who go through prolonged symptoms, but to have them keep getting worse with no right answer is even harder.
In my experience, for most types of Chronic Pain, there’s no easy or right answer. Some may have the fortune of at least having a name for what they’re going through but some may not get an answer.
Finding out what was wrong with me was not in my head was extremely gratifying at first. Then came the stages of grief. I still find myself bouncing between them. Even now 6 years later.
I just have to keep reminding myself to take it one day at a time. Sometimes even just an hour at a time.