The initial period of being showered with loving well wishes of support and care has passed, however your illness continues to have a constant presence in your life.
You have become withdrawn over time as your personality and energy levels have changed.
The heartache of what happened is still so raw and you feel unsupported while suffering this pain.
The worst is supposedly over but you feel like you have a mountain to climb before you can happily re-engage with the outside world.
Life seems so different these days because the pleasure and happiness you once felt has moved aside, and you now feel bewildered that your health is so different to what it was before.
Now you’re feeling stressed and exhausted as you feel you must please others to fit in and be accepted at work and at home.