I have been having a really hard time keeping myself motivated when it comes to self-care issues. While I KNOW in my mind that I need to be consistent in taking care of myself, I often end up not really caring because of exhaustion and feelings of being overwhelmed, afraid, and as if no one really cared. When I am not already feeling sick or over-tired I am able to realize that the emotional aspects are symptoms that can and will occur with the different conditions I have. When the pain levels get too high, I am already feeling tired or sick, or I have forgotten my medications, I can find myself wanting to curl up in a small dark cave and just wish the rest of life would quietly go away. I am currently under treatment and have started attending sessions to help me through these, but it can be hard to cope.
On top of these and the multiple conditions I am diagnosed with I have to deal with the conditions and issues concerning my husband's health. He is scheduled for surgery in a few days and we are both feeling very concerned about it. I am not really looking for advice, though any is welcome that is positive, I just need to vent to those who may have experienced the kinds of things I am going to and cry on someone's virtual shoulder. Thank you for understanding. (I also appreciate the virtual hanky.)
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