I feel like there’s this assumption that if you live with chronic-pain you have to be miserable.
I feel like this assumption is put on us by abled-bodied people, as well as ourselves.
I feel like when I tell you that I’m in a lot of pain today, but I’m in a fantastic mood, you do not hear the second part.
I feel like as a society, we disregard the fact that both people with chronic-pain and depression (or other disabilities) can be happy.
While, the depression one can be tricky, but the thing about happiness is that it’s not a constant, it’s something that happens in bursts through your day, or your week, which makes you smile, or enjoy something you’re doing.
It can be when we have a great conversation with a new, or old, friend.
It can be when we get a response to that flirt we sent out, with a wink face.
It can be when our pet does something cute and silly.
It can be when the sun is shining and you just want to enjoy the day.
Even when you’re in pain
Even when you’re depressed
Even when you can’t walk
Even when you’re alone.
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