Making progress in my health

So this is what I did yesterday for a church function. I had help (the gorgeous cake balls for example are not mine) but I was the head honcho and did most of the baking and organizing. Today my legs area pretty sore from all the running around in heals (why I chose to wear heals when I knew I’d be on a feet for two hours is a mystery to me), but other than that and the state of my kitchen I’m doing well.

All of this made me realize that I’ve made a lot of progress since I first got sick. Part of it is that I’ve learned to function under a great deal of fatigue and pain (parenting with chronic illness doesn’t give you a choice). Another part of it is that I have seen some progress in improving my health. Though my pain level is still high, I have a lot more energy than I used to. I also recover faster when I overdo things than a few years ago. I think some of the lifestyle changes I’ve made (eating better, doing yoga for exercise, pacing myself, letting go of perfection etc.) are finally starting to pay off. I still have really bad days where I can hardly function and even bad months, but overall I am doing much better than I was at this time even last year. What a relief.

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3 thoughts on “Making progress in my health

  1. So glad you are doing better. Accepting the changes you need to make is powerful in feeling better. Perhaps having some control over your life helps. I am now choosing to do things I WANT to do in spite of the pain and fatigue that comes with it. Yes, it still gets bad. Yes, sometimes I am down for the count but…I feel more in control most of the time.

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