Monday, December 28, 2009

Ways to Cope

Living in pain is no fun. In fact, it can drive a person to the very brink. I have lived in pain now for about 485 days, and let me tell you every day of that is written on my body and spirit.
I am not thru it yet, and don't know what the Lord's plans are. Is He going to just *HEAL* me one morning, or is it going to be a slow process? Or am I to live this way for the rest of my life? I don't know the answers to those questions and that is definitely the hardest part of it all. The wondering, the waiting, the turmoil of thoughts I fight constantly. Trying to hold on to perspective. Fighting despair. Putting one foot in front of the other.
Through the months, I've been keeping track of ways I've coped with all this. I don't know why I started writing these things down, but I've compiled the list for over a year now. Little things that have helped me get through. I hope some of what I have done to deal with it all will bring others encouragement and ideas as they deal with their own pain.
I'm dividing them into three categories: PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL -- the whole of life, really. Living in pain is serious business, and I hope these thoughts from my journey will help others, maybe even you.
They are coming soon. I have to organize them a little bit and then I'll post.
See ya then!

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