In a Lot of Pain

In a lot of pain

Pain started late last night. It was mostly nerve pain so I took some Gabapentin to ease it. Then just a little while ago, I started getting zaps and my pain shot up, again. I haven’t done much today except going up and down the stairs to check for mail and make something to eat. I was planning on getting ready for my sister’s party but I am in too much pain to walk down the block.

But all of this pales in comparison to what is going on in Paris right now. I feel bad that there are hostages and people are being killed. A football (soccer) match was disrupted due to explosions. The story keeps changing so I am not sure what is going on. There have been separate attacks in at least three locations. Then there was another shooting going on somewhere else. It’s pretty scary. No one knows if all these events are related or not. Chances are they are. It’s too much of a coincidence for it not to be.

One of my Twitter buddies nailed it when he said the world stops when a western country gets hit when there are attacks while other countries are ignored. He is right. The news reports what it wants to report and it’s sad. Places get bombed every day but you don’t hear about it in the news or if you do, it’s a blurb in a news article. There are civilian attacks in Syria and Israel/Palestine every day but they don’t get noticed. The world doesn’t stop, it just keeps moving. But then you have the City of Light and everything slows down. I am not trying to make light of the situation. Just saying people die every day from senseless attacks and it doesn’t get reported or viewed as breaking news. I hope the hostages are freed without injury and there are no more killings, in any country that has turmoil.

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G. Collerone

suicide attempt survivor writing about the hopelessness that accompanies depression that no one likes to talk about. also writing about my daily struggle with chronic pain and how it affects my suicidality

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