I'm asked this question all the time now. Friends and family are full of concern for my well-being. Over and over again, I hear myself answer the same way, "Oh, I'm okay."
I say this because I'm touched by their concern. I appreciate them asking. I want to say the right thing. I want to protect the people I love from this. I want it to be true.
The real truth of the matter is I'm not okay. I'm not sure I'll ever be okay again.
I think that's a big reason I started this blog, to have a place where I feel safe saying that I am not okay.