I finished a new book today.
It took me a total of 3 days to read it through. Once I started, I just could not stop. I related to Jennette the second I opened the book...while not on the weight and food aspects...but definately on the headache front. I saw so much of myself while reading it. She, just like my fellow blogger friends, made me feel so not alone in my chronic pain and quest for pain relief.
I particularly enjoyed her no nonsense, sometimes sarcastic attitude and brutal honesty.
What really resonated with me while reading the book were her stories of feeling lonely and isolated in her suffering and no one really understanding her invisable illness...including doctors. Also, that people automatically think you are all better just because you're getting through the day without curling up in a ball and crying out loud (at least in public)...when in reality...we are crying...we are screaming and crying on the inside...and we are sobbing behind closed doors. We are getting through the day because we have to. We are getting through the day because we are popping multiple pills and doing ridiculous procedures just to do so. Then when that day is over...we are holed up in dark rooms, with ice packs on our heads, praying to be able to push through the pain tomorrow.
A MUST read for all chronic pain sufferers or friends & family of chronic pain sufferers...even for someone who just wants to understand what literal hell it is to have an unrelenting headache every. single. day.
By the way...I totally wanna eat one of those chocolate cupcakes with all the pretty little feel-good pills on top!