There are times people hear tiny voices in their heads. It varies I was told by a friend, some are more annoying than others. At times these voices are mean and less encouraging and there when you are at your lowest. Personally I haven't heard them. All I hear is my stubborn voice telling myself every morning after opening my eyes to get up. If I get up with very minimal physical pain then I know I am in a much better position than others who can't. So I told my friend not to listen to these voices and ring me instead.I told her to ring me if Lifeline is busy as she was put on hold when she rang.
Pain comes in various forms. People get physical pain that can be very debilitating. Simple tasks that at times we take for granted become a struggle. With less support and services and side effects of medications, people become withdrawn, angry, insecure and less active. This results to depression, weight gain, more insecurities and becoming more withdrawn and isolated.A very vicious cylce.Its the emotional pain that at times we underestimate that I believe is far more debilitating to some.
I met another friend the other day who has the same condition. I asked her how she's been feeling. She looked confused and asked me if I want to know about her sores. I told her yes, I want to compare sores later but first I wanted to make sure first that you haven't gone nuts. She laughed and we both laughed.
I know what it feels like to feel down at times and nothing more reassuring than having someone ask you how you've been feeling..