Good Afternoon, Friends!
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It’s just pain, I whisper to myself again and again.
It’s just pain, I lie to myself over and over.
It’s just pain, I say as tears fall down and down.
It’s just pain, but who am I trying to convince?
If it were just pain, that might make a difference.
If it were just pain, it would be easier to explain.
If it were just pain, I could accept this burden.
If it were just pain, there could be an end in sight.
It’s just pain, but my voice is shaking.
It’s just pain, but my heart is breaking.
It’s just pain, but I know it’s not true.
It’s not just pain. It’s just me and not you.
It’s just pain, but it’s really not.
It’s a full on, every day, complete assault on our bodies.
And if it were just pain, it might be easier to digest. It might be easier to explain and comprehend. But it’s so much more than that, and that makes it harder for others to grasp. People have a hard time wrapping their heads around these types of illnesses because it is basically being tortured by your own body or immune system. Our bodies are killing us, pleading for us to give up whatever information they need but we don’t have it! We’re on our own here, it feels like. But we’re not. We’re joined together in this Spoonie War Zone, where it’s us against our bodies, ableists, and unkind doctors. It’s us vs them, and we’re experienced warriors. I’m so glad to be fighting this with you guys.
You’re all my Valentines.