Why you ask? I need CONTROLLED JOURNALLING! Not because I'd go on and on but rather I don't know where to begin. This whole experience feels as if I'm living another persons life. Don't be mistaken, I do have my breakdowns. Actually, I decided a long time ago that I would not let my illness define my spirit. Given that, I avoid spending energy on me as a patient or being sick and instead, I focus on getting healthy. Also, I'd rather enjoy life being Jenn, the person that I know the best.
In the recent "Pulmonary Hypertension Association" Fall 2008 Newsletter I discovered an article on journalling. A study was done in 1994 "that showed those who wrote about stressful experiences for 20 minutes a day, three days a week, fared better than those who didn't and better than those who wrote on neutral subjects". In addition, the article provided questions to assist with starting the journalling process. THANK GOD!