Few examples of "The Dirty Little Secret":
- Having to swallow your pride.
- Feeling ashamed.
- Loss of independence.
- Sense of having a purpose, self worth.
- Strain on the family and my friendships.
- Feelings of hopelessness.
- Grieving for the "old" me.
Even putting this out there is a bit uneasy for me. I don't want people to feel sorry for me. I don't want them to think that I am just a whiner. I don't want to hear "Just think positive!" (Yet another statement to avoid when talking to a person with chronic illness) That's not how it works. I can't just think happy thoughts and POOF! All better! If that worked, I would be the happiest, most annoying person in the world! I know that it's not my fault for being sick. I can't control what is happening to me. I don't want people to think that this is all I think about and I am dwelling on what I cannot control.
It is important to know that I do not sit here day after day and feeling sorry for myself because I don't But I will admit, some days are harder than others. I will also admit that I have days where I just want to cry and have...in silence, when hubby and kids are out of the house. Then put that smile on when they come home.
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I just wanted to make "The Dirty Little Secret" to be known. With all the physical symptoms that we have to experience every day, we shouldn't have to suffer the emotional ones in silence.
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