What do you do when you are sick, sick, sick????
December 13, 2008 9:20am CST
OK, my fellow Mylotters, my day really sucked yesterday. As some of you may know, I'm disabled and have Cerebral Palsy. Generally, I'm a positive person and don't like to complain about my life. I choose to focus on the things that are good and not dwell on things that I can not change. In a nutshell, though I was at the bottom of the barrel yesterday in terms of resources. I was tired, angry, frustrated and in a lot of pain. While I choose not to dwell on my situation too much and feel sorry for myself. Yesterday, I just didn't have much left in me. Long story short, I ended up needing to go to the emergency room for treatment. While I was there, over the course of approximately 12 hours, I was quiet, I was angry and snippy at times with others because of the pain, and at other times, I teared up or cried, more for physical release than anything. Throughout all of this occurring, I had someone approach me and asked me if I was depressed. I said that I didn't think so, that I was simply overwhelmed at the moment, tired and in pain. I explained to my nurse, that from my perspective, I had two choices. I could take my anger and frustration out on her, and the others around me OR I could cry and try to release some of my pent up emotion and frustration. What do you all think? I think it was perfectly healthy and normal for me to have all of the feelings I was having. I had a lot on my plate at the moment, and most of it was completely out of my control. Would I not be in a greater emotional crisis if I showed a lack of emotion? If I sat there stone faced, they would then tell me I was out of touch with reality and not dealing with my situation. Basically, I was doomed either way. So what do you do, when you are physically sick, or emotionally drained and there's not much you can do for the moment to change your situation. How do you deal with your stress, I guess, is what I am asking? And why is it, that if someone showsgenuine emotion, some label that as a clinical disease called " Depression?" Share your thoughts, on which to do when you're sick and or in a situation where you feel that there's little you can do to change your situation right now. And thanks for listening, and take care my fellow Mylotters!
13 Dec 08
i really appreciate your sharing of your feelings and thoughts on what happened yerterday to you. very few mylotters are open and brave to do what you did. anyway, sickness brings out the "evil" in us. we complain, we succumb to our limitations physically, emotionally. we submit to our "tantrums" and expressions of pain. usually, if i find myself depressed, i take a break from what i do. i take a rest or go out with friends or write a poem or journal.