Change Takes Time

“Being in a hurry to improve yourself only slows down the process.”

So many people write me on a daily basis expressing how much they want to get to the “place I am out now with my journey with chronic pain.” This metamorphosis did not happen overnight and it is a daily battle. A great battle but still a battle. Ok, at times sometimes an excruciating battle but still an amazing one.

When I was searching for a cure to my chronic pain I wanted an immediate fix. Who wouldn’t? I know most people out there suffering from chronic pain want to just feel better (I do as well, trust me.) I am not going to lie, the beginning of my journey to manage chronic pain naturally was absolute hell. I think I was in a hurry to just feel better naturally without medication or treatment. However, anything worth having takes a lot of time and dedication. It did not happen overnight. It did not even happen within a year. There were so many times I wanted to just go to the doctor and have my Percocet refilled. There were many times I ended up just saying; “screw it” and went out drinking my face off with friends just to not think about the pain. I questioned my decision to manage chronic pain naturally every day for a very long time. I fell down a few times but I never gave up.

I feel younger at the age of thirty two than I did at the age of twenty one. I wish I could hug all the people writing me who are struggling, especially the teenagers. There may not be a way out of chronic pain but there is a way through. You cannot hurry this process and you do not even have to begin it right now. You have to be ready. I would never have had success with managing pain naturally had I not gone through ten years of searching for a cure, hitting rock bottom, and having no choice but to accept my life with chronic pain. Stop beating yourselves up! Life is a journey. I am happier now than I was in my late teens and that has to mean something. Stop rushing to feel better or rid yourself of pain. Take one day, one hour at a time and try to find something to be grateful for. Chronic pain can be a life long journey. I did not get to where I am today easily and I still struggle. You are exactly where you are supposed to be at this very moment. The fact that you are reading my blog shows that you do have hope and are somewhat open to change. That’s courage. Do not give up.

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3 thoughts on “Change Takes Time

  1. I don’t know if I can say this the right way, but it’s good or should I say ‘useful’ to hear the little fall downs that you have had since coming off medication, ie going out and getting drunk once etc, just because it makes it feel all the more possible, because I am sure we will all have these fall downs if we were in the same boat and it seems more within reach when there are the downs as well as the ups, does that make sense? xx

    I wish it was all ups for you and everyone else of course x

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