All we can do is keep breathing.

I haven’t felt this helpless with my pain in a long time. He says to let him know in 2 weeks how I’m feeling. When I do, he says just keep being miserable and update me with that misery in another two weeks. Then I’ll decide your fate. How your life will be…will feel. How you’ll be able to take care of your kids or not. How you’ll be able to exercise or not. How you’ll be able to get out of bed…or not. How you’ll be able to think about something other than the pain…or not.

Trying to put out the spreading fire of anxiety and panic coursing though my veins. Through my brain.

Breathe. Just breathe.

“All we can do is keep breathing.” -Ingrid Michaelson

11 thoughts on “All we can do is keep breathing.

  1. Welcome back to March slicing Natalie! I always enjoy reading your writing and you always keep it real. Even when real REAAAAALLLLLLLY really really sucks. I hope you are able to look back on this post someday with gratitude for your doctors who finally found you relief from the pain.

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    1. Thank you Sara! It means a lot that you like reading my writing. Because it’s something I really enjoy doing. And it’s a good outlet for me. I’m looking forward to um reading yours as well!

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  2. Chronic pain is debilitating. Unless you’ve personally experienced it, it is truly impossible to comprehend how PAIN overshadows and impacts everything in your life.
    Kudos to you for writing a blog post – a victory amongst the pain hazed movements of your day.
    And yes, breathe – it is the one thing we can control.

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