Pain is not only a physical ache...it's often an emotional ache.
Caring for our physical bodies is only part of the solution to gaining ground on pain. The emotional impact of chronic pain also needs to be nurtured. Just as you seek help for the physical needs of your pain, you can learn to care for your emotional needs.
“I know you're hurting, but you can get through this. You are stronger than you believe. You have faced many difficult things in your life and you can deal with this too. Hold your head up high and be proud of who you are. You are unique and you are loved.”
Your script will probably be different than the one I shared with you and that's okay. It's also natural to have multiple scripts based on your needs at that time.
We all have a need to hear the good about who we are when we are swamped with the bad. Living alone can make it hard for you to hear it when you really need it though. Standing in-front of a mirror, saying your script aloud, hearing the things you know you need to hear, makes it easier to get through the day.
When you're struggling, be your own cheerleader! As you get more comfortable with this exercise, I hope you can begin to see all the good of who you still are despite the pain.
Focus on the good, release the bad, and do the best you can with what you have.
take good care of you