What do the words recover and recovery mean to you?
Would you say that you have recovered?
Are you recovering?
Wherever you may be in your healing, please know that we all heal at different times and in different ways. Please do not compare your journey to recovery to anyone else.
Life is different now isn't it? Recovery takes time and your patience is needed...as is your care towards yourself. Take the time you need to heal yourself at your own pace and get to know and love the "new" you.
If you're waiting...hoping...wishing and praying for a cure so you don't have to do the work...you're wasting precious time. There may never be a "cure". But the one thing you can count on to get you through this is YOU!
Now that your pain/illness is a part of your life...you can learn to manage, prepare for and even cope with what this now means to your life....you CAN do this!
Give thought to what the words recover and recovery mean to you. Are your thoughts realistic for your life moving forward? What can you do to help yourself recover or even when you experience struggles during your recovery?
When we experience a life-changing diagnosis or illness it's easy to get trapped in all the things we can't do anymore...in all the ways we aren't who we were....but we also fail to see that in many ways, we are still the same as we were before the illness...before the injury.
Take the time you need to recover...take it one minute at a time...five minutes at a time...an hour at a time...one day at a time..but take the time. Know too that each and every step you take will get you there but you have to take the step.
take good care of you eh?