Lots of things to cover. Renewing part of my health coverage. A doctor's letter certifying that I have heart disease so I can renew my driver's license. Then, another Social Security disability letter. In the meantime, fight symptoms and don't black out.
You have to screen everything. Some days I don't want to be bombarded with pain. I can't deal with horrible stuff on TV. You have to screen all online content. You have to protect yourself.
I don't want to dissociate and disappear. But it's really exhausting much of the time to try and stay grounded. By the end of the day, you can't do anything. You never get total relief. It's always there.
But you do the best you can. Because you just want to feel safe.