|gwenhwyfaer (gwenhwyfaer) wrote in miss_s_b,|
I appreciate that this is anecdote rather than datum, but as someone going through this awful process right now, I find the Mirror's figures quite credible. I am currently more stressed out, for a more prolonged period, than I remember ever being - and if things don't go as they should, I don't think I have the strength to fight all the way through an appeal. At which point my lifespan may well end up somewhat abbreviated, since I'm already kind of hovering on the brink of "there is nothing I want to do with my life that I believe I can actually achieve" and "I find merely existing in this world impossible and ridiculously painful", with only "who will look after my cats?" and "I'm scared of no longer existing" to hold me back.