After the ambulance took me to the hospital from the car accident the emergency room doctor told me the same thing about "your gonna feel worse before you get better.” And yes, he was not making an understatement by no means. And for being black and blue. Oh yes. And the colors become very interesting as you begin to heal.
I am relieved to read that you have a wonderful support system. I know when my husband was still alive we went through the cancer and all the related nightmare issues together. Being alone means I cannot do chemotherapy because of the passing out issues. So now I must just ride it out the best I can. I only wish the home were repaired and livable so that I could function better. Also, if I knew that help was available I would not feel so overwhelmed with the situation. When I am flat on my back and not able to get out of bed for a time that is when the silence and isolation of being totally alone really gets too me. I begin to think, “Ok, now how am I going to get to the phone if I get to the place that I can’t get up?” And I try to remember to have enough water next to the bed with any needed medications and a barf pan if one is needed. I even finally set the porta-potty next to the bed after the fall I took in the hallway trying to make it to the restroom. I never gave any of this too much thought when I had the help that was needed. But, oh boy, I sure do now!!
I am so proud of you for taking a time out in your bedroom when you feel overwhelmed. How did you ever come up with such a good plan of coping? I know when I was raising my son I took advantage of every opportunity to participate in the parenting classes and support groups that were offered though his school. That time out issue was a biggy. Most of the parents there, especially when our kids were in the K-6th grades had not even considered a time out as a way to cope with stressful situations. I know on the many occasions I used this method of coping the results were always good. The one day I locked myself in the bathroom because no one wanted to allow me my time out was interesting. We only had the one bathroom. LOL
After taking the Nyquil I’m feeling much better. Took a really nice, long nap. We know how those can help. LOL