I found sending the below to those close to me, when they called, I could just text back... In the void at the moment.
AARP magazine recently had this article by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant. The following is an excerpt from there. I think I am finally moving slowly out of "the void", or maybe just bouncing in and out of it, and, unfortunately, many of you will be able to identify with it.
"I was in 'the void'; a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs, and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.
Grief is a demanding companion. In those early days and weeks and months, it was always there. Simmering, lingering, festering. Then, like a wave, it would rise up and pulse through me, as if it were going to tear my heart right out of my body. In those moments, I felt like I couldn't bear the pain for one more minute, much less one more hour."
Hope y’all are all having a wonderful day. To begin, I joined this Group because none of my friends or family understand and it’s killing me. I am 23, I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 years or so. It’s been really severe the past 5 years. I just found out 2 weeks ago I have FM. There’s no cure for it and the muscular pain is at a level 8-10 every second of every day. I’ve done all...