Mystrose, you wonderful person. I’m sending all of the love. I’m so glad you shared all this. I can one hundred percent relate to the complete emptying of our will to do anything at all when the void swallows us whole. It’s really big that you were able to get this out and post it despite that. This is a win, and every win warrants celebrating right now. This definitely counts as self care and I’m proud of you for doing it.
I want to say all of the obvious things, the things that you know but which might be nice to read anyway. I hear what you’re saying and I understand. In some way, I’ve been where you are now, and we’ve felt the same kind of pain. You are not alone, not in this and not ever. You are so very appreciated, so loved. You deserve practically the exact opposite of what you’re going through right now. I’ve only bumped into you a few times so far, but it has all been so positive. I think you’re pretty great, Mystrose! You do such amazing work on here, and I know that because I’ve seen you do it in real time and I’ve felt it firsthand. Your response helped me to not feel so alone, and I really hope mine can help you in the same way (even if it’s by the tiniest bit). That dark, huge, empty void is the worst. I know that all of the words in the world can’t fix something like that, but still. You deserve to hear them.
I’m really sorry Friday was so horrible. How have you been since then? You’re very self-aware about your relationship with SH, it’s great that you know so clearly that it can’t help you with what’s going on. I don’t know if you’ve done something like a safety plan before, but maybe that’s worth having a look at. The link is here, for your convenience. I just know how hard it is to do the emotional labour required to come up with alternative solutions when the urges are strong, so even thinking about what you’ll do if it comes up may be helpful sometime down the line to burn those 30 or so minutes.
Keeping up with life is so frigging difficult in times like this. Right now I hope you know that it’s okay, totally reasonable even, to lower your expectations. You’re fighting a war, of course you can’t be at 100% productivity. Anybody who’s been there would understand. I wish I could share some way out of this but I don’t know the way either. All I can really say is that during this time you should lean on whatever supports are available to you. Again, I’m so happy you came here to say this. We will always be here to listen and offer support. Your Heart Support family has got your back.
It’s completely okay that you didn’t get your meds refilled, you won’t find any chiding here. Nothing but love! I want you to get the best possible support, and sooner rather than later, so If it’s possible could someone else get them for you?
I don’t know much about your story, but if you want to share any of it, or talk about anything else, I’ll be happy to listen. You’ll be in my thoughts and I hope today will be at least slightly better than the days that came before. We care about you so much.