I wanted to check back in to say hello if anyone is reading. I haven't been using my hands so I have been offline. It's helped. Slightly.
I was talking with an old friend who is suffering from severe neck pain. He is on an opioid (sp?) as prescribed. We talked about our marriages, our children, our pain, life and the mystery of it all. He is recently separated. Because he is interested in the mind/body connection of his pain, we talked about the possible reasons, and more importantly the solutions to his neck pain.
Love and Sex he said. What if this heals me he said? I laughed. Love, yes. So many of us lose the ability to love, to attach to connect while numbed by benzos and psychotropic meds in general. But what if ultimately the cliche is true. Love can heal. It may not take the symptoms away but it can be very healing to be seen, heard, loved by another.
I heard Don Killian of MerryJoyousFree blog say something really astute. Benzos withdrawal is a time for receiving. It is.
It's hard to give of yourself when you are so depleted in mind/body and soul. But to me giving feels like receiving as well. I am a giver. That's my nature. This is a time to practice receiving and accepting love.
If you are further along in your journey reach out and give another reassurance, coaching, or just meet them in the pain.
I have some new cool videos that are inspiring that I will be posting shortly. Hope everyone is further along on their healing journey.
Someone who found themselves accidentally dependent and suffered an iatrogenic injury from medications that were prescribed. Sharing experience, strength and hope with others. This is written as a person on this winding path and NOT as a professional. Please contact a licensed professional for any medical/psychological care or advice. This is NOT a substitute for medical or psychological care. What is written here reflects my own personal experience ONLY.