Small wins are worth celebrating too. Sometimes they’re the biggest wins of all.
This should remain a daily reminder in all of us who live with intractable pain and illnesses.
Depression has a tendency to latch on when physical pain and symptoms become more severe than average.
I have a hard time when a flare has me at an 8 or above on the pain scale. Mental health declines. I know I’m not alone in that and neither are you.
It feels alone though, doesn’t it?
Celebrate those things you’ve achieved in severity.
If you helped someone else laugh for a moment in their own unrelenting pain, despair and uncertainty take a moment within yourself to acknowledge that you did. Thats ok. It may have been all you could give or contribute.
That’s a win for both of you.