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Anyone else find themselves struggling because you have to mourn your old self that either wasn’t sick like you are now or the old you that wasn’t as bad as you are now? My therapist said I need to properly mourn my old self in order to accept my illness and move forward but I am finding it really difficult

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    • UnluckyUnicorn

      884d

      I struggle with this one a lot. As a perfectionist who has unrealistic expectations of themselves, it’s been hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I can do less than I used to. I find the grief sneaking up on me some days. I don’t know which is more isolating, the pain or the grief.

    • Optimiser

      884d

      I could not agree more. My therapist says that I need to set expectations and expect less of myself but that is so much easier said than done. It is even more frustrating having an invisible illness and everyone questing whether it’s “all in my head”. So exhausting and hopeless. Helps to know I’m not in it alone. Stay strong you guys

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      884d

      I struggle with this one a lot. As a perfectionist who has unrealistic expectations of themselves, it’s been hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I can do less than I used to. I find the grief sneaking up on me some days. I don’t know which is more isolating, the pain or the grief.

    • ChronicWitch

      885d

      Truth be told we will always mourn our “old healthy” lives before we became ill. It comes in waves and that’s okay. Finding things that bring you happiness and ways to enjoy your current life. I know it’s difficult

    • Grunge

      885d

      We always think about the person we used to be before our chronic illnesses. It is incredibly difficult and we still don’t know how to process it

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