Weeks after my ex disappeared, I found myself shivering in a doctor’s office, my emaciated frame unable to stay warm beneath the gown. My urine sample was red and viscous with blood from the muscle tissue breaking down within my body. I shook with tremors, unable to still my body. My pulse was rapid, my blood pressure high, and my heart rhythm abnormal. The body was breaking as the mind tried to absorb the trauma. My heart was literally broken, as the muscle was being torn apart and discarded by my body as waste.
It is important for us to take care of our bodies at all times, but it is especially critical when we are under severe emotional distress. Listen to your body and care for it. Your life may depend upon it.