Trying to study and can’t think. My head is stuck between blank, depressed, and overwhelmed with pain. At least I have my fur babies, and all wrapped up in their winter gear!
The thing with chronic illnesses and chronic pain, it causes chronic fatigue and brain fog. Have you ever had a pain that makes your skin burn and your bones ache, your muscles all feel pulled and every nerve in your body feels like it’s being struck by lightning. It leaves you exhausted, too tired to care about the pain, but too tired to care about anything else either.
And here’s where it gets scary. I don’t know how hard to push back for motivation and energy, because that pure exhaustion is blocking a lot of my pain.
This is what I mean when I say I’m tired, this is what I mean when I say I need a break (my full reaction to those types of articles is on my blog). Take care of your loved ones with chronic pain and understand when we just look lazy to you, that maybe we really need this break.