Think about when you were first diagnosed with HIV, any other illnesses, felt fatigue from Covid Isolation,etc.
Was there an album, an activity, or particular person who helped you through that rough patch? What is your go to when you are feeling down?
My faith, family, and teammates like you, have helped, and ate continuing to help on my daily DAILY!
I read books. Scifi, horror, history or true life adventures. It takes me to another world so for a whike i can forget this one. I got through years of depression reading books.
My sister in law and her daughter and son have had my back since day one. I listen to some jazz or smooth r n b when I am down
Music, Especially Classic Disco Helps MeYet It Has Been a Very Long Time Since I’ve Played Any. I Guess It’s Because I’ve learned and Continue To Practice Acceptance and I Constantly Practice It As Best I Can To Accept Whatever I Have To Deal With. My other option talk to my therapist or my closest friends and that helps a lot as well.
With my diagnosis to prognosis there was no kind caring friends to chat with. When I moved out of a apartment to a new condo, the first thing I missed was my best criend coming score the hall for a chat and herbal tea, coffee is not in his diet.
I knew from the prognosis it would be a basic belief system that would guide. When all memories evaporated and the left leg was there but wasn’t my afternoon nurse did all he could to give me strength. When he realized that my life was hanging by a silk thread his goodnight see you tomorrow God willing was attached to the joys I bought to the nursing team and my challenging my doctors and his duty was to keep me alive so pull all the strength I had remaining’
I try to listen to uplifting music or ballads. The new Bruce Springston release is on repeat now.