A member recently shared with me some of her difficulties with the emotional toll of recovery. I would like to share the following with anyone going through a similar situation.
My best piece of advice is to realize that the people who make it through all of this are the Fighters.
The Fighters are the people who focus on *constant* positive self talk. Every morning they wake up and say to themselves: "I'm so thankful to be alive." They focus on what they can and do contribute to the world, to the lives of friends and family. "My minor impairments are irrelevant. I have so much positive energy that it overshadows anything else."
Try to constantly fill your mind with nothing but positive words, positive people, and positive energy.
But...when you reach those times when you feel you can't do it alone, reach out to your family here. Post a blog entry sharing your thoughts and feelings and let us know you could use a little support. Always remember why we're here - to support each other.