All of a sudden my life changed. Gradually there was one more thing I was unable to do. Then, all of a sudden it all hit me Im not the same person. So, how do we cope? At first I was in denial, I didnt realize half the things I was doing were wrong, half the things that came out of my mouth were not the things I meant to say I was using the wrong words. The pains get to the point where I will let out an audible Ouch rather embarrassing when out in public. To try to not get further depressed about it (I guess it is the same for any chronic illness) I try to focus on something that happened or that I saw that day that I can smile about. I try to find some humor in the things that happen. So, how do you cope? I could use some help with my coping skills or lack thereof with these things that stole my old life so that I can build a new life. How about you? Im sure others that visit this site are looking for inspiration as well as people who truly understand how they feel. We are not alone in our pain, knowing that in some strange way can ease the pain.
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