Daily Prompt [Courage]

During my recovery from the brain surgeries someone told me, “Oh Heather.  You’re so brave.  I couldn’t do what you’re doing.”

Ugh, that comment still makes my blood boil, even years later.  I get that she was trying to be supportive or caring, but believe me that isn’t the way to go about it.

I am not brave.  I am not courageous.  I wasn’t climbing a mountain or swimming with sharks for Pete’s sake.

I was trying to not die.

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Despair 


You may think getting diagnosed with 2 brain tumors and a hereditary cancer syndrome is bad?

Try getting denied for disability.

This is actually worse.

I try really hard to be brave.

I really try hard to be strong.

You cannot survive without money.

I am broken.

What is the point anymore?

Approval would have helped me avoid filing bankruptcy. That’s now next on my to-do list. 

Every time I think about it I begin to cry.

Every thing I am feeling and thinking now is exactly what I feared would happen.