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tomorrow is going to be a year since I first got covid, which means a year of being in pain and dealing with it all... and I knew I was going to be sad about it, and I know it's okay to be sad. but I'm trying to do some self-care, so I put on my pain management mindfulness course thing... And I'm trying to give it a proper go cuz the mindfulness meditation is helping me sleep, but it's really not working rn for the pain. The conclusion of the meditation was all about noticing the areas of my body that aren't in pain or aren't uncomfortable.... and right now I'm just feeling very sad cuz literally, the only part that I guess aren't in obvious pain are my lower legs and arms. Every other part of me is in some level of pain in this moment, and I've not had a painless day in a year now. Don't really want any advice I guess, but just wanted to share my sadness and frustration. It's been a really hard year and I have had good days, I've been lucky with the support I've been getting, and I am proud of myself.... but in this moment I'm just really sad.

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    • KhronicKoder

      477d

      I just passed 1 year since covid, also meaning 1 year since I became chronically ill and left my old life behind. So I understand what you're feeling. You're right, it's ok to be sad. Self care is essential right now. I decided to try and flip it around and instead celebrate the fact that I beat covid and am still here fighting, albeit painfully. It might not work for you, but it worked for me. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything 💕

    • KhronicKoder

      477d

      I just passed 1 year since covid, also meaning 1 year since I became chronically ill and left my old life behind. So I understand what you're feeling. You're right, it's ok to be sad. Self care is essential right now. I decided to try and flip it around and instead celebrate the fact that I beat covid and am still here fighting, albeit painfully. It might not work for you, but it worked for me. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything 💕

      • PistachioIceCream

        477d

        @KhronicKoder Thank you ❤️ My go to is always to try taking positive spins on these kinda things, brush it under the rug, etc. I'm definitely a people pleaser and don't like focusing on my own problems. So right now I'm working on actually grieving this loss/change in my health and lifestyle, which I know is better in the long run instead of repressing it. But you're very right that it is important to balance it out with the positives. It's been a year, and I'm still here, and I've managed to still do some great things this past year even if it was really hard and painful.. Anyways, thank you for sharing, it definitely helps knowing people are also in the same boat ❤️

    • Macks

      477d

      I feel this ❤️ I’m sorry you’re going through this too.

      • PistachioIceCream

        477d

        @Macks ❤️❤️❤️

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It's completely understandable to feel sad and frustrated, especially when dealing with constant pain for a year. It's important to acknowledge your feelings and give yourself credit for the progress you've made and the support you've received. Remember that it's okay to have moments of sadness, and reaching out to share your emotions can be helpful in coping with them.

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