I am hurt. I am tired. I am sick. I am worn. I am worried.
I am not mean. I am not ungrateful. I am not selfish. I am not going to be a punching bag.
Chronic pain ~ All three of us have chronic pain. No we don’t take opioids. We have an arsenal of things we use to try and make our lives less painful and more productive. I just got out of bed where my leg had be above my heart. I had to heat it, message it and then put a heavy cold pack on it. Icing is painful.
I will do that several times a day. I will cry as I go up and down the stairs. I do this all day long.
At bed time I will take some medication that will hopefully let me get a few hours of sleep.
It’s not a hardship, it’s the way we must live our life. We don’t often talk about it, we just try and keep up our spirits and keep on going. It is what it is.
So yes, it would be nice to have some friends. If all you have to do is criticize please don’t bother. Just politely request I not interact with you and I will respect your wishes.