Cry Baby. You’re Only Human

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You may be feeling emotional today. But guess what? You're allowed to. You're only normal. You're only human. Sometimes we are happy, sometimes sad and other times exhilarated. Some people cry while reading a sad book, watching sad or romantic movies. Others cry at funerals and others at weddings. And for certain people, the mere hint of anything that arouses emotions can cause tears to flow.Emotions are a normal process of being human and everyone processes theirs differently.

THE PAIN?… “IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD” THEY Said. .. part 1

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Among the many frustrating features of being a CYSTER is the abnormal and extremely embarrassing hair growth in places you wouldn't expect to grow hair. This kills the little self esteem you have.Apparently, only old folks are allowed to say they're in pain out loud. He insisted that it was all in my head and the pain was UNREAL.

“BUT YOU DON’T LOOK SICK…”

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In other words, I'm just going to take it as a compliment because I look fine to you. Because I am a good actress for playing the fine role so well.The more awareness there is for illnesses like multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia, PCOS etc., the less judgment there will be for us living with these invisible illnesses.

I CANCELED TODAY. LET’S TRY AGAIN TOMORROW _LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN

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living with Chronic Pain every day is an adventure. It feels more like a roller-coaster. Sometimes it's up, other times it's down here _mostly down for me.No, the pain meds don't always help. Pain is my constant companion even when I'm on medication. I just try to fake smile to hide my desperation because I know you don't care anyway.

THIS IS MY BULLYING STORY. . .

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Don’t let them get to you. They just want to break you. Hang on in there. No one knows your story. They don’t even know half of what you’ve been through and they are so quick to judge you. You are beautiful. I know you are. I was too. I just didn’t get anyone to remind me that.

TO MY YOUNGER SELF – I’M SORRY

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My intensified nightmares that couldn't let me sleep through the night horrified me, and I spiraled into my own suicidal depression. If my father didn't want anything to do with me, maybe I didn’t deserve to live. I felt completely worthless. And my self-loathing made me feel like a burden to this world. I wanted to die. Like now now. If only I'd just make a wish and wake up in Heaven. That would be so easy.

WHEN I SAY “I AM FINE” …

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I don't feel well but explaining it doesn't lessen my pain sweetheart. I will still feel every bit of it. I'll still cry silently. And you will still doubt my illness and worse dismiss it like everyone else. So I will just say, I am fine.