You will grieve, be sad, and be angry. You don't need to pretend like everything is "fine". Express all your emotions because they all are natural and belong in your life. Don't be ashamed by living your life and learning along the way. This world isn't #blackandwhite 🌈
I wrote this because my (24year old) sister constantly tells me that I need to be more positive and if I were positive I would feel better. Which is rather annoying because I've always been the "glass half full" sister while all our family believes my sister to be negative and self centered. I'm not saying that's 100% true but it goes without saying.
I only speak "negatively" when I'm realistically talking to her about my illnesses (CRPS and Lyme disease). I don't know how to talk to her anymore because anytime we talk it's 97% about her and when I try to talk about what I'm doing she always says I'm being negative. Maybe if I could talk for more than 2 Minutes on an hour phone call I would say more things and some would be positive.
Anyways I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and is enjoying the spring that is coming our way! (I hate cold weather) in so happy to see lots of new usernames posting on here! This is a great place to get real information form people living with chronic pain like you or your family!