the way i see it, we have two options in life:
(1) sit down and have a pity party
(2) smile through it and fake it ’til you make it
the last three years haven’t been easy for me, but everyone has always commented about how i still smile and you wouldn’t know i was in pain if you didn’t know me. having a pity party won’t change your situation it will only give you a headache and make things worse. being polite, smiling, and finding the silver lining, though it takes more effort, is much more beneficial to you and your health.