Every time I hear the words 'gym, exercise and workout' I cringe a little inside. It's not because I hate exercise, it's because I hate not being able to do it. I hate that my body isn't physically strong enough to do a simple workout. I hate that if I did go to the gym the consequences would be huge- at least a week being bed ridden. But the thing I hate the most is exercise (the thing I loved the most) was the very thing that pushed my body over the edge and ultimately left me with CFS.
Yes illness changes us, but we can also change how it affects us and impacts our lives.I know I always write about the 'ugly' side of being chronically ill. I guess the 'ugly' side could be also called the truth. The thing about the truth is most of the time it isn't what we want to read or hear but needs to be said. I felt this side of living with CFS needed to be talked about.
Recovery. What exactly is recovery? By definition 'it is a return to a normal state of health, mind and strength- the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.' If only getting to the recovery stage was as simple as its definition.
Recovery is a process, a very long one at that. Honestly I thought recovery was pretty straight forward- you get sick, you recover, you get on with your life. By hell I was wrong..
Do you remember the last time you faced one of your fears. Doesn’t matter what the fear. One fear that people can relate the most to is public speaking. Do you remember how scared you were? Do you remember everyone’s eyes on you? Do you remember shaking? Now imagine feeling that all the time. Imagine that every second of your life is a presentation and the whole world is the audience...