Posted by Joy (220.127.116.11) on March 28, 2000 at 02:43:18:
In Reply to: To anyone out there hurting posted by August on March 27, 2000 at 04:21:53:
That thought alone keeps me from putting a bullet in my head sometimes. I'm chronic and have had as many as 12 headaches a day. Many of them longer than three hours and attacks that go for days sometimes with only minutes of reprieve--just long enough for me to think the cycle's done, get excited about it, then be consumed by it again. Most of my pain is under control now, but I do anything I can to keep my spirits positive--watch cartoons, play Monopoly with my nephew, just sit and enjoy the birds on the grass, watch ESPN with my brother.
On one hand the glass is half-empty when you're a chronic CH sufferer. But on the other hand, all the beauty in life is magnified that much more with every pain-free minute we get to enjoy. Sometimes the biggest victory at the end of the day is that I didn't let it get to me--or worse yet, get to the loved ones in my life. To me that is the most important reason for beating the monster back, so it doesn't hurt my loved ones by me being angry, grouchy and unreasonable. Thanks again for reminding us that in the midst of these personal hells, there is hope.
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