Jun 20, 2020 10:05AM cyathea wrote:
dlittkemann I’m sad to hear you have bone mets and pain. I pray that you will have strength and hope. These treatments are hard and no trite sayings about fighting this will help.
Know that we hear you and empathize with what you feel today and hope things get better.
Sometimes we hide our struggles in order to spare our friends and family from our troubles and this is a generous thing to do, but this forum is a place to share these burdens and get renewed from the love and comfort of sisters who can exactly relate.
A very good friend of mine is a retired doctor (psychiatrist). She has suffered from constant pain for many years. She is a poet and somehow she still manages to write and have hope. Judy’s poem linked below is a beautiful way to express the sense of loss that we can sometimes feel when pain, physical or emotional, can cloud our lives that others may never see because they only see our postcard outer-selves
Notes on a Postcard
I love that she ended the poem with a statement that in the midst of everything, hope can survive.
no divining from this postcard— its impressions in May— what dreams got lost, how hope survived.