We can look at this in 2 ways. The loss of someone close to us, or the loss of who we used to be.
These are both very emotionally significant events and the brain will tag them letting your body know it doesn’t want to feel that pain.
What do I mean by pain?
When the body undergoes significant stress such as the loss of a loved one or even the loss of the life you once knew due to chronic pain or illness, it goes through a process of holding that emotion and stress. This can be so many of the everyday signals that sometimes we tend to look past them or cover them up instead of addressing them. Being irritable with family, headaches, issues in the gut, loss of sleep, even overcompensation in your world. After a period of grief has passed, if these issues seem to be holding on it’s important to listen to your body’s signals. If you don’t, that can make healing a challenge.
In the case of pain or loss, you can find yourself spending the majority of your day navigating every move you make around this event. It is appropriate to grieve a loss here.
I want you to understand that this is both a normal response and it is not the end for you. This is only a hurdle and for some, a very, very big hurdle. There are some things that you may have to grieve but all hope is not lost.
The same goes for caregivers or anyone who lives with someone who has chronic pain. It takes a mental toll on everyone’s well-being. All of these tools are just as important to caregivers.
You can work through this. As you may have read in another portion of the website, I’m not asking you to do anything I haven’t already done myself.
What’s the alternative? The alternative is that you would have to accept life as it is right now. The thing is, you wouldn’t have clicked on my website if you weren’t ready for a change in direction.
I’ll be here and ready when the time is right for you to visit with me more about how you really can have a better and fuller life in the midst of your physical and emotional pain.