What if it makes my pain worse? What if I pay the money for the procedure and it doesn't do anything to help (just like all the medications and other procedures that haven't helped)? Can I cope with hoping this will help if it turns out not to help?
It just doesn't mean much of anything to me anymore to hear that something helps a lot of people or even that a doctor thinks it has a good chance of helping me. I always seem to be in the percentage of people not helped by each treatment we try.
I find it difficult to know how to prepare myself emotionally for trying something new. How do I give it a chance without setting myself up to be devastated if (when) it doesn't help? A big part of what helps me cope with my situation is reminding myself to live in the moment, but I don't know how to translate that to this challenge.
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