Lost in Grief

Then Everything Changed

For the majority of people coping with chronic pain or illness it came on suddenly while we were innocently living normal lives.  Whether we were nine or fifty years old chronic pain brought about devastating changes in the life we knew.  These are no small changes, no small loses.  Marriages end, jobs are lost, homes are lost, confidence is lost, we are limited and altered in ways we never imagined.  Yet we do our best to limp along, many of us fighting like hell to find our way back to the life we once knew.  The truth that none of us want to admit is that that life is gone.  It’s true and it hurts, it’s a crushing conclusion and it’s an inevitable conclusion.  What we need to do before we go any further is allow ourselves to grieve for what we have lost.  That will take time and a…

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