It’s been a while.
I am now coming out of the most brutal and challenging periods of my life. The pandemic was just the icing on the cake.
I’ve been suffering chronic pain for over two years, the kind of pain that has you flat on you back for days on end. With sustained, chronic pain comes depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and tears, lots of tears. Your brain is no longer your friend.
But with two operations since January, my pain level has subsided to tolerable. I am gradually rebuilding my life, and it needs rebuilding from the ground up. I stopped writing when I couldn’t focus, then I stopped reading when I couldn’t finish a paragraph without getting distracted.
So now that I feel like I am recovering, I will begin with the small stuff, the occasional blog post to show myself that I can still write.
Bear with me.