When you are having a not-so-good day, or horrible day for that matter, are there things you can do to make yourself feel a bit better? Do you have a movie, some music, a mediation or book that can instantly make you laugh, give you a sense of well-being, or help you ease your pain and discomfort?
For me, when my day is not-so-good, I can usually talk myself into a better mental state and just plough through. But on my bad days………..not so much. Those are the days when all the symptoms converge on my body and no matter how I spin the awfulness, I can’t shake the anxiety and sadness, let alone the physical pain. This is when it helps me to know that someone else is thinking about me. Do I always hear from a friend during these times? No, not usually. But when I do, it is a blessing beyond words. So if you know others with a CI, send a text, a physical card through the mail, a phone call, just let them know they are not forgotten. CIs don’t go away and “feel better soon” doesn’t work, period. The words may be meant with the best intentions but CI is a life long struggle and those of us with CIs appreciate every single kind thought, gesture, and prayers from others. Small tokens of thoughtfulness can change a person’s day.
On my bad days I usually resort to lying in the dark in bed, which is so boring when you don’t want to be there. I try to find something on Netflix or Amazon Prime but when you have been ill for so long……you have watched A LOT of movies!
If there are no movies that catch my fancy, I resort to YouTube but I have less success there. If that doesn’t work, I always have a few extra audio-books on hand that I purchase used at library sales just for those occasions.
So, what do YOU do on your bad days?
Until next time…………………YOU are a superhero, whether you feel well or not!