The Bad News

This is a terrible experience. I know, I've been through it.

With most injuries and illnesses, a doctor can just say to put a cast or bandage on it for two weeks and then it will be fine. Sadly, there is no such cure. It takes hard work, lots of time, and patience.

People are most likely going to think you are crazy, but keep your head up high and don't give in, because no one can tell you what you are or aren't feeling.

Sadly, the pain doesn't go away completely. The best thing you can do for yourself is to learn how to cope with it and have the tools ready to fight it in case it comes back.

The Good News

There is good news!

Having a health crisis like this really shows us who truly cares about us. As much as it may separate us from some people, it also brings us closer to others. It puts an emphasis on the relationships that matter, and I feel like it's a really humbling experience seeing who is going to step up to the plate and who is not. I feel so honored, looking back at the people who stood by me in my time of need.

You will learn how to recognize and control your pain and things will get back to normal, sometimes even better than before. Just stay hopeful and everything will work out.

 

THE CURE

I am so sorry to tell you this, but there is no easy cure. Like I said before, you can't just put a cast on it or take a pill. It is a long, slow process of different things and different people coming together. My most crucial advice is not to wait until you feel better to start doing things. You have to get up and start your life in order for the pain to start to go away. I know that's hard to do, because most days I just wanted to lie in bed, watch television, and feel bad for myself. But, that doesn't help anything; do not feed into your misery. If you do the work, and have the faith, you will get better; just be patient.