One of the biggest balancing acts that those with a chronic disease have to balance is short term happiness verses long term health. There are lots of activities I want to participate in, but I know if I do it will make me feel horrible for the next few days, or even into the next week. But, I have a hard time with the idea of giving EVERYTHING up because of what it may do to my body, I don’t think I want to live like that.
So sometimes, even though I know I’ll pay for it later, I let it go and I go out and do something fun. It’s even usually worth it! The key is to find the right balance, which I am constantly trying to do, but I’m guessing will take me years of practice.