I had someone ask me the other day about the anger I experienced when I was first diagnoses with RA. I was completely honest with them. It was an anger like I’ve never experienced before. For the first time I was mad at my body for limiting me in ways I never dreamt.
I spoke of RA’s influence on my childbearing prospects, my ability to mindfully participate in my sister’s wedding and overall how in one appointment my life was different. People don’t often know or think about the moments that their lives turn and go a new direction. November 2, 2011 changed my life. It changed my dreams. It changed my immortality outlook.
Although anger is an important part of the grieving process for anyone who has been diagnosed with a chronic illness it is a scary one to accept. You’re expected to be sad. You’re expected to be transformed. I’m not sure many people are aware that you’re also expected to be angry.
I’m not an expert. All I know is that whatever situation causes you any type of emotion can be a game changer for your life. And if you don’t deal with the feelings you’re having you might not be able to move onto the next phase of your grief. Experience your anger. Find a healthy outlet for it and let it process itself out of your system. No one has a magic formula for how long this will go on. You have to ride it out until your mind and body are ready to move on.
Find those that understand and give you strength to weather the angry storm.
- Its finally warm enough to start planting outside here.
- The puppies are shaved and so soft with their fuzzy hair coats.
- I’m working on redoing my phone pictures and music. I wish it was easier. Lol.