Hey party people! So normally I’m the first one to reject pity – I hate it, in fact I think I have a post ranting about people pitying me. But sometimes when things get really bad wallowing in self-pity is all you can do. Now it’s not good to be this way all of the time, if you always focus on the negative in your life then you can’t focus on all of the good things. For me: I might be chronically ill and that sucks, like majorly, but there is still good in my life. Sometimes there are bumps in the road that make it hard to stay positive and the best way to get through a day when you’re wallowing in self-pity is…to have a pity party!
One of my friends is going through similar challenges as me and we need the same major surgery. Both of us were having one of those days where you just need a good cry and someone to vent to. We came up with a brilliant idea; a pity party! We each got a ton of our favorite junk food and gossip magazines, watched our favorite movies, and got to vent to each other. We also made a pre-op bucket list of some of the things we want to do before we have to have surgery. My surgery is coming up in a little less than two weeks, so that isn’t much time, but so far I’ve managed to cross off four things on my list!
Anyway the point is, sometimes you just need a good excuse for a party and why not let that excuse be pity? Everybody has those days where the weight of their circumstance becomes unbearable; maybe the answer to lightening that load a little is a party?
Speaking of my surgery; I am having scoliosis surgery, which is a major surgery for anyone even without adding chronic illness on top of it. My recovery is going to be a long one, but I will try and post as often as I can, even if they are just short posts. Expect lots of posts complaining about hospitals and sharing experiences with nurses and doctors.
Until next time,