Wow, it has been a long time since I have written anything. It is partially due to the fact I have been dealing with a lot of pain and partially because I had a case of writer's block. So I will endeavour to catch up on all that you've missed. Let's get to the title …
This is such a great post from my friend, Sam. It is very timely for me and much of the reason I haven’t posted in a while.
We all have moments in life when we hit a brick wall physically and perhaps mentally. It happens to the healthy and chronically ill alike.
I remember in my “healthier” life, I’d get to the end of my working week and I’d be exhausted. It was a normal exhaustion. The kind where you just needed a long hot shower, good food, an early night curled up in bed with a relaxing book or watching a brain numbing movie. By the next morning the world would seem a much better place.
Bouncing back was always a given. There was never a question in my mind I would not improve with a little rest and recreation. The next day, some fresh air, a long walk or a good shopping expedition, which were all doable back then despite feeling tired, were wonderful recovery therapy options.
That Was Then, This Is Now
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I am still dealing with my eyes adjusting after the cataract surgeries, seasonal allergies (that for me are year-round), a fibro-flare and the anxiety of trying to figure out how we can financially survive without moving. That is all and above my regular chronic pain issues. It is also not taking into account my battle …