For a moment he felt good about this. A moment or two later he felt bad about feeling good about it. Then he felt good about feeling bad about feeling good about it and satisfied, drove on into the night. Douglas Adams
This may sound far fetched, but lately I have had guilty feelings about feeling so good. Could it be that I forgot what “good” feels like? Did I grow accustomed to always having pain?
I have been doing well in my recovery and the pain is at a bare minimum. Weaning off the pain killers is something I am feeling great about, less addictive drugs in my body.
The therapy exercises are going great and I have been increasing each week the number of reps by ten, now at fifty reps per exercise.
I am not sure what a psychiatrist would say about this feeling of guilt about feeling good. Would they think I need to up my meds, or just push it aside?
So dear reader, do you have guilty feelings about feeling good? If so, how do you handle them? Please share with me and the other readers your thoughts!