What did you feel when diagnosed with fibromyalgia? I can tell you for me it was a relief. I had symptoms for years but being
Yes, I am guilty of being ill. And we can feel this guilt acutely. When: We don’t perform to our standards When we don’t perform
You know when it comes to privacy I am aware not to allow certain apps access, not to take those infernal quizzes on Facebook, to
Me: I’m going to clean the house in One day! Body: Hell no, you’re not. Me: Yep, getting started now. *Does one thing* Body: Here
For some reason, we can be adverse to asking for help when we need it. I think this can occur for a few reasons. The
Just Fake it till you Make it Just push through the pain I have lived with chronic pain for a very long time and that
Some key things to point out before I begin. I have a journal for general life. I have my blog for everything health and back.
My worrying skills are Adept level. I passed Master level long ago. I know how to worry. But I have ways to stop myself from
So things with the vestibular symptoms on top of everything else have limited my functionality and therefore my capacity to distract myself from the pain.
I admit this is a bit of an issue for me. I find a lot of comfort in stability. From making long term goals. Progression
I have been thinking a lot about the unpredictability of chronic illness. But we can’t change the fact that life and illness and pain changes.
Chronic illness doesn’t eradicate ambition, desires, goals and dreams. But it can limit our capacity to achieve ambitions we have geared our lives for. Careers
Chronic illness isn’t how you are and in many ways it Doesn’t define you and shouldn’t define you. But we cannot deny it has an impact and in that sense it does define our who we are and how we move in the world in some important ways. So in some ways chronic illness does define our journey in this world. Which changes us as people in many, many ways. How could it not?
I am reading ‘How to be Sick’ by Toni Bernhard and there was one section that hit me. Having compassion for ourselves being sick. Here