Column: I Wish That Living with My Complicated Kind of ‘Normal’ Were Easier
Happy July, everyone! I can’t believe how fast June went. I always expect a nice, low-key, no-pressure summer, but instead I get chaos and fatigue. Oh well!
I really enjoyed Alyssa’s latest column. About a year ago, I was experiencing some debilitating headaches with no obvious cause. I’d never really dealt with chronic pain before, and I struggled to make space for it in my everyday life. I didn’t know how to communicate my situation to people. I was healthy. I didn’t have pneumonia or anything like that. But something was wrong, and I didn’t have the words for it.
Alyssa puts it well: sometimes you wish things were easier. Easier to explain, easier to fix, easier to cope with. But, of course, that is rarely the reality, as much as we wish that wasn’t the case.
Is this something you can relate with? How do you explain your health issues when words are hard to come by?
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