This is one of those topics that drives me to distraction. I have blogged about it before. I bet my opinion about it shifts every five years when I do because it changes the longer I am chronically ill or my perspective changes. You are definitely not your chronic illness And you definitely are. AHhhhhhhhhh! … Continue reading You are not your chronic illness
I always worry about our comfort zone. How comfortable it gets. I'm not sure I like the idea of being comfortable at all. I want to strive. There are some things I think about when it comes to chronic illness: We have to pace We have to stay within our limits or we will regret … Continue reading Chronic illness: Your comfort zone and the sameness of it all
I exceeded my limits a couple of days ago. I helped my dad move with my spouse. My dad is also disabled. I am disabled. Not much we could do really although, damn it all, we tried. So a lot of the work was done by my spouse. Which made me feel bad so I … Continue reading Chronic pain: Limits, pacing, and recovery
It is time for A Chronic Voice linkup! This month's prompts are: Regrouping Investigating Boosting Setting Reviving Regrouping I am still on pause in my life right now due to the effects of vertigo. But I am regrouping mentally about it because I was feeling down about my lack of functionality. And I needed to … Continue reading A Chronic Voice Prompts: limitations
Sometimes we exceed our limits to have an adventure... and we pay the price. But we plan for the consequences of our actions and are willing to pay the price. Have even set aside recovery days. This picture is of a bridge in Ireland that is between the mainland and an island. I don't remember … Continue reading Are limits meant to be… nudged?
Chronic illness and coping can change our lives in many ways. When life expands I recently have had medical treatment for my major depressive disorder and I have been going to the pain clinic for chronic pain. Those are pretty tangled together: pain and depression. And with both of them being treated at the same … Continue reading Chronic illness: When life expands. When life shrinks.