9. “Incurable” doesn’t mean “It will always be exactly as bad as it is right now”
Ten things they don’t tell you about life with chronic physical and mental illnesses. My friend just put this up, and this one just kind of struck me. I’ve got depression, anxiety, and a “chronicly instable” ankle. None of them are likely to dissapear forever. But that doesn’t mean things won’t improve. (via highanxietiessupport)
I was listening to a really great guided meditation the other day (I’m so sorry I can’t remember who it was), and it said “even chronic pain is not the same day to day, each day is different, each day is new.” And I’ve been telling myself that in the mornings to shake out any fear or anxiety I have.
My therapist once told me that when you live with chronic illnesses you have to work very hard to not think you can predict the future. You get so used to coping that you are prepared to cope at any moment. You’re on red-alert, and any time you are hyper alert you have a hard time living in this moment.
gonna try and remember this stuff(via fats)