In my last blog I asked if we can be happy with a chronic illness.
This time I want to explore another emotion which is common with a chronic illness - the emotion of feeling sad.
Sometimes I may cry when feeling sad. I wrote about this in a previous blog.
It's inevitable that we are going to feel sad at times when we live with a chronic illness like M.E.
Some become depressed.
I feel sad
- when I look back at the past
- when I'm reminded of my life before becoming ill
- by the loss of family and friends
- when I'm unable to accept an invitation to go out
- when I have to make a cancellation as I feel too ill
- when I'm too unwell to travel and visit family or friends
- when I think of how many have suffered
- when I think of those who are still suffering
- when I think of those who have died and who I have lost to this illness
- that our suffering has been ignored for so long
- that so many of us have been pushed into treatments that are harmful
- by how badly so many are still being treated
- when I read about horrific stories of suffering
- that so many young people lose the chance of a life because of this illness
- and crying from relief when we are believed
- and crying when we are heard
- and crying when at last it feels like we are being recognised
from the French Femme