Over the past week I experienced one of my many setbacks. That meant I was resting up on the couch and spent most of my time watching “Orange is the new black season 1 & 2”. A great chick flick series, I highly recommend! At times I found a tiny bit of energy and tried to entertain our new border collie puppy Snow. She is a little sweetheart but all puppies require attention. Lucky for me she would much rather play with Barry our cat.
During the weekend I suffered a little more on top of my setback, a horrible stomach bug knocked me. It zapped all the energy from me leaving unable to move around at all.
A few days on and I’m feeling a bit better. This setback came right on queue and marked one year since I have become chronically Ill with ME/CFS.
It’s hard to feel good and happy about this, the fact that I’ve been sick and unable to do much for over a year now is a bit sad and depressing! But I’m not going to see it that way, yes it’s not ideal but I just have to make the best out of a bad situation. I know I’m on the right track and I am helping myself as best as I can. I’m nowhere as bad as I was this time last year. I can get out of bed and any day that you are able to be out of bed is a good day.
Over the past two months everything has been going very peachy and on track. I was even hoping that maybe I would be ready to try and start back at work. Two months is a really good run and it is my longest stint yet! Of course I had a couple of bad days here and there, but they were following outings. Unfortunately setbacks are all part of the recovery and I will keep experiencing them, however the good news is they aren’t as bad as they use to be and are not as long. The other good thing is that I am now experiencing stomach bugs like everybody else usually does. Before I wouldn’t experience these illnesses, instead I would have other strange symptoms.
All in all, one year on with living with a chronic illness and I’m slowly getting there. Everyday I remind myself that It will get better and it does.
Bye for now