During this current flare up, I have been spending more time online than usual. Is it possible to finish the internet? I think I’m nearly there!
I’ve been feeling increasingly frustrated and depressed – even when I try and do everything in my power to help me feel better, my body sometimes likes to stick up two fingers and relegate me to a curled up mess of a person. And honestly, there’s not really anything I can do about it except try and keep doing what I’m doing and hope it passes soon.
This is particularly difficult for people around me who don’t know what to do. I mean, I understand…I don’t know what to do, so how can they? I’m getting snappier and more difficult to be around as a result because nothing seems to help right now. I’m frustrated that my attempts at distraction only make me feel worse, I’m upset that my friends are all gallivanting around the world doing the exciting things I want to do, and I’m angry that I can’t find something that will help.
Yes, I know that there’s not really all that much I can do, but I’m a control freak and refuse to accept that there’s nothing else I can do. I’m just throwing money at the problem because I can’t think of anything else.
In my bed-bound internet derping, I stumbled across these amazing empathy cards that were created by Emily McDowell. They put into words so many things I’d love people to understand about how you can support someone you care about who has an illness.
So why not send a card, a text or go and give someone a hug. I promise you it’ll mean more than you can imagine.