So, what exactly am I apologizing for? It’s not like I can help it. #guilt #chronicillness #migraine #mentalhealth
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Why I Apologize

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One of the first things I say after a Hemiplegic Migraine episode and I am actually able to put words together is “I’m Sorry”. And now that I have learned to sign, “I’m Sorry”, I say it before I even get my voice back. Why do I feel like I need to apologize? It’s not like I can help it. I am doing everything I can to get better management of my migraines.

I apologize because there is nothing else to do and I apologize because my life feels like it is spinning out of control. The need to apologize may be because I had to cancel plans or I had to wake my husband up in the middle of the night. There are a myriad of reasons why I feel like I must say Say that I am sorry. But most of all, I am apologizing because I am frustrated and I hate this illness that has taken over my life.

Does apologizing help? Nope! But it does give a voice to all the things I am feeling…in just 2 words.

So, what exactly am I apologizing for? It’s not like I can help it. #guilt #chronicillness #migraine #mentalhealthDoes it mean that I am feeling sorry for myself? Absolutely not!

The next time you say you are sorry, ask yourself “What am I sorry for?”.

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  • Shelley

    I get this. I too tend to apologize after my body rebels against me and it interferes with another persons life. I have read a few of your posts and you inspire me with your attitude towards your journey. You are a blessing.

  • AnkyieSpon

    I’ve always said sorry even if it’s not my fault, someone bumps into me but somehow I say sorry, good manners I guess but I agree with what you’re saying. When I’ve had a flare, without realising I find myself apologising to others as if to say sorry I’ve made your day more difficult, sorry I’ve ruined your plans but why? Its not as if it’s in our control.

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