I am emotionally and physically exhausted. This past month has been hard. Between starting injections, fighting off a relapse (or whatever this is), trying to manage pain, working through anxiety issues, death in the family and the political unrest and instability that our sentient Cheeto of a president is encouraging… let’s just say it has been a rough month or so.
I wasn’t going to write a post today because I was feeling so down. I had a bad injection this morning that caused some swelling and much more discomfort than usual.
Mom, don’t worry, I sent a pic to my doctor and he said it was most likely just not injected deep enough! But if it happens again we may need to rethink Glartiramer Acetate…I feel like when I have a bad injection day it just kind of starts my day off shitty.
I’m not a betting gal, but I would put money down that anyone who has to stab themselves and inject a foreign substance into their body for their immune system to attack would probably describe the experience using a similar vernacular.
I’ve been extremely fatigued this past week or so. I didn’t think my fatigue could increase more from where it was at, but my body never ceases to prove me wrong. I feel down about myself because I have been so weak, and so tired. I have a pretty strong sense of self, but I can’t help but feel bad about myself when all I can do is sleep 15 hours a day and still need at least one nap to keep me going for the few hours I am awake.
It’s frustrating to watch my life pass by and to be too tired, or sick, or anxious to be able to actively participate in it.
I didn’t want to write this post because I try to be positive and I knew I didn’t have much positivity in me today. But then I talked to my therapist and she reminded me that this is my truth. People need to know that not every day is full of positivity and success and joy. Some days are hard. Some days you cry. Some days you hurt. And that is ok. That is human.
I know I am a strong woman. I wouldn’t be able to fight this fight if I wasn’t, but that doesn’t mean that I am not allowed to have my weak moments. No matter how strong we are, we all have days that knock us to our knees. What matters most is that we get back up again. It’s ok if we stay down on our knees for a little while, it’s ok to be sad and frustrated sometimes. I know that things will get better.
I hope that wherever you are on your journey today that you are able to find strength and remember that even at the end of the longest and darkest of nights the sun will always rise in the morning.