Doing ‘Well’ when You are Chronically Ill
This chronic illness sufferer hits the nail on the head. This is life for so many of us, on our very best days sometimes even the hope of “what if” gets us into trouble. We may live with different conditions, but we face the same battles. I hope others are comforted reading this, being ensured they are not alone.
I hope you are “doing well.”
My health has been doing relatively well lately. That is to say, I am not in an illness or pain flare currently. But what does that even mean for me and others with chronic health or pain conditions?
For me, it means I may feel “ok” as long as I am sitting and doing quiet non physical things. It also means that simple activities like sitting up from laying down, standing up, or walking from one room to another doesn’t give me an asthma attack.
However even when my baseline health is slightly improved I still have to be careful. Just because I can walk slowly doesn’t mean that cleaning sprees or even small organizational tasks won’t cause me asthma attacks and pain flares. I know at this point that keeping a decent base line of health, that allows me any sort of quality of life requires I not push…
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