Discouragement – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain Diary


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Feeling a little discouraged today about the whole getting healthy thing. This always happens when I try to change my bad habits. At first I’m all gung ho, ready-to-change-the-world optimism, but normally after a little bit of time, the excitement starts to fade and then when the pain gets bad or chronic illness creeps up on me again, I start feeling like it is hopeless and that nothing I do does any good.

I AM NOT giving up, but just wanted to be honest about where I’m at right now. Yesterday was a bad IBS day, so I spent most of the day in bed and having to be super careful about what I eat. Today hasn’t been much better. Also, am dealing with low level migraine symptoms and still having significant pain in my injured hand. If it isn’t better by tomorrow, the doctor wants me to get more xrays, and at this point it is hard to believe it will be better by then.

Lastly, It is raining today, so most of my favorite exercise activities aren’t as attractive 😦


12 responses to “Discouragement – Getting Healthy with Chronic Pain Diary”

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling rubbish and I hope you’re feeling a bit better. Remember that our journeys with chronic illness are going to be full of little ups and downs, so don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day/ few days❤️

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