Monday, January 11, 2016

Raw Emotions

So I'm trying to write more in my blog I have a ton of stuff to say like many of yall know but getting on my laptop is such a chore and energy zapper for me. This is something I just quickly wrote and posted to a spoonie Facebook group I'm in and because of it's length figured I'd make it a post here. It's super raw and honest but then again when am I not honest?

I hope it shows you something you need to see or hear. I hope sharing my story my struggles help you not feel alone and helps you feel stronger to keep fighting. Whether you're a spoonie or just going through tough crap in life.

I'm slipping... I can feel it.. just slowly getting stronger and stronger but the real me is fighting and fighting hard but my body is already doing enough without trying to fight mentally and physically...
 I had a neurostimulator put in in October we knew because of all my illnesses I'll be a slow healer but some of my wound hasn't closed fully with the incision for my battery being very sore. Had my follow up with my neurosurgeon after the holidays and I'm on a round of antibiotics hoping that'll help me heal because I might have an infection but he did mention that my incision looks like it could potentially be the start of a metal allergy....

I've been half letting my mind go there and half not, if it is an allergy I would have to get my stimulator taken out... i would have to give up the device that has allowed me to be more human.... I would have to give up all the progress I made and what's worse is I'll have to relive that horrible post op pain all over again without any benefits...

I'm forcing myself to do things, trying to make plans once a week with somebody but I'm afraid that's not enough. I'm scared out of my mind...
But then I see how much I have fought cuz let's be honest sometimes we don't realize how hard we've been fighting because this is our life and so we just live with it so that gives me hope. When I usually get self harm or suicidal thoughts I now am full of rage which my therapist says is a good thing because I'm allowing myself to feel and not just avoid, how I got there no clue.... I'm reaching out and trying to participate at my church more but it's tough for people my age we're a minority...
Today has just been a really tough day and those stupid American crime ads keep clawing at my PTSD malong everything worse... this isn't like me usually I only feel this down for 5 hours tops and then I move on but it's lingering... usually my depression makes me feel numb or I'm moody but I don't notice it or I just sleep, something other than how I feel right now... sure I've been home all day but the colors have become dull.
But I will fight, even though my body is so physically exhausted I'm not a quitter... yes I feel awful but I'm determined to make it through this. So maybe I'll be going through the motions.... but maybe those motions will turn into actions that'll help get me out of this, help me be happy again.