I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
and i dont know why but reading that little bit made me tear up a little, but not bad tears, relieved tears. i'm glad i can come here to vent to people who understand.
Staying positive DOES help in every aspect of life becaue it helps to reduce STRESS. Stress for me is a trigger for Crohn's flares.
HOWEVER having said that, when you're feeling like CRAP and SOMEONE ELSE (beside yourself) tells you to "stay positive/be strong" you just want to kick them-shove them-poke them in the gut.
I've been up and down going to the bathroom since 3am this morning. I'm tired. My body aches. I've got those weird skin chills but no fever. My lower back hurts from going to the bathroom so many times. I stayed in bed an extra hour this morning. But I finally started talking outloud to myself: "You can do this. Just step out of bed. Get moving and the day WILL get better...and if it doesn't, that's OK. At least you gave it a try."
But if someone ELSE had been there telling me that stuff...OMG. I'd have been screaming for them to leave me alone!
We feel ya, jamiii! People who DON'T have this illness just can't possibly understand the frustration and pain behind it...any more than I could understand what it would be like to not be able to walk; see; hear; have Parkinson's; cancer; etc...
So sorry! I have felt the way you do before. Others just don't get it sometimes.
I do think being positive can help stress but that is easier said than done. Especially when we feel like crap and are sick a lot.
I hope you get some relief soon. Maybe a kind word back to those people that you are being as positive as you can but you are very sick and positive thoughts alone won't cure you.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica