It has been exactly a year now and (without getting in to detail) I’d like to say this about my experience …
To feel is to be alive. We are so incredibly lucky to have (and more importantly to understand our) senses. Therefore we are so incredibly lucky to have feelings. Experiencing these feelings (even the bad ones) is something we should always appreciate.
(I know this is getting cheesy but please bear with me on this thought)
When something bad happens to you (even something awful) remember that experience… really feel it, embrace it, and I know this sounds crazy, but try to enjoy it. It is important to get the most out of these moments… they will make the good experiences that much better.
Never feel sorry for yourself. Consider it a gift to be able to feel… remember how incredibly lucky you are to be able to have any feeling at all.