Over October I posted about a whole range of topics surrounding fibromyalgia and chronic illness. Reflecting on it has made me realise I have been on a real journey in just a month and feel I have become a lot more positive by blogging, allowing me to take a step back, assess my life and illness from the outside and put things into perspective.
I had a tough start to the month where I felt Let Down By My Illness at the worst time when I needed to be at the top of my game.
It made me think a lot about the dreams I used to have and how they have morphed into The Dreams of a Chronic Illness Sufferer. There has been a big shift from my original dreams to what I dream about now.
I wish others would understand chronic illness more, but the inly way they would truly ‘get it’ would be if If We Swapped Bodies.
I refocused myself on trying to think more positively and Keeping a Sense of Achievement despite living with constant pain and fatigue trying to hold me back.
I realise now the necessity of Planning Ahead for anything to attempt to not flare when I have something important coming up.
I have been going to CBT recently and realised there is a big link between chronic illness and Mental Health Issues as illness can lead to isolation and anxiety.
I have started noticing many different Sensitivities that have cropped up. Another lovely symptom of fibromyalgia that can read it’s ugly head at random.
I am trying to learn to be more Honest with myself and others about my chronic illness as I find it too easy to smile and pretend I’m fine rather than confront the truth.
I dealt with the worst flare up I have had to date and wrote about how I Cope with Flare Ups.
In the last few days everything really hit home and The Reality of Chronic Illness set in.
Lastly I assessed how to Exercise with Fibromyalgia as ther limit of what our bodies can take exercise wise is a lot less than the average person.