Alternatives to ‘Get Well Soon’

What should we say in the face of the knowledge that a loved one feels poorly? We don’t want them feeling that way for long, and we want them to know it – what else can we say? I took some time to compile a list of all the things you could say to spoonies instead.

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Sonnet

A recent sonnet, written for a friend whom I love. It’s hard to see your loved ones hurt themselves.

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Diary of a Broken Vagina: My Mental Health

For World Mental Health Day, I’ve written about my experience of chronic pain & its effect on my mental health. CW: depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation. Look after yourselves ❤

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Host

A poem about how pain can feel like it takes over your identity. Written in a flare. Any Spoonies who can relate, please make yourself known in the comments!

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Waiting for God(ot)

For the disciples, the hours must have seemed like eons. The day after Jesus’ death was the day everything looked like it had gone horribly, horribly wrong. Holy Saturday is the day when the disciples are waiting, and God doesn’t show.

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Useful Reads

Want to know more about chronic pelvic pain, self-help, and vaginas more generally? Of course you do. Here’s my entirely-not-definitive list of useful articles, books and even the odd video.

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