Happy Valentines Day!
If I look tired in the picture above it’s because I am!
Abdominal pain from adhesions had been at an all-time high earlier this week, but thankfully less today.
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Pain Induced Exhaustion
It’s hard to explain the fatigue that chronic pain creates. People who don’t know the pain we live with can’t begin to understand how lying in bed for days can end with exhaustion.
What they don’t know is that while it appears we are resting, our bodies are actually fighting a physical battle.
I Get You!
As a chronic pain warrior, I know your pain and exhaustion.
Lying in bed or on the couch because of excruciating pain that nothing short of being put into a coma could relieve isn’t taking a break from life. Instead, your mind and body are at war with your illness or injury. It takes every ounce of mental energy to hang on to what shred of sanity we have left. Even when the worst of our flare is over, it takes time for out bodies to heal. It is no different than recovering from surgery. We need to be kind to our bodies and pray we have the patience to not do more than our bodies are ready for.
My Valentines Day Wish for You!
My Valentine’s wish for you is that amidst the pain your chronic illness is creating, you never forget how important and valuable you are.
It’s easy to fall out of love with ourselves and bodies when dealing with such wretched pain. Read 5 Self-Care Activities to Help You Regain the Self-Love That You Did Not Realize Your Chronic Illness had Stolen to get back that lovin’ feeling!
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2 thoughts on “My Valentines Day Wish For All of You Chronic Pain Warriors Who Fight a Battle that NO ONE Understands”
I’m so sorry you’ve had a particularly bad flare-up. Pain can be exhausting, on top of the exhaustion already experienced. “We need to be kind to our bodies and pray we have the patience to not do more than our bodies are ready for” – that’s what I find hard because it’s so, so frustrating. Love this post. Sorry I’m late in catching up but Happy Valentine’s, you’re not alone in your battles either lovely ♥
Thank you! It is so exhausting and as you said, frustrating. Sometimes I think flares would be easier to get through if they had estimated recovery times, like surgery. This flare will last 2-4 days and this one 4-6 months. At least then we wouldn’t feel like we are living in limbo. I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s day!