Taking time to recover

Those of you with chronic illnesses like MS, Fibro, ME, etc, will understand what I mean by “taking time to recover”. Every activity, no matter how small, no matter how much I enjoy it, takes energy.  That’s why it’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  Using my brain takes as much, if not more sometimes, of my energy as physical tasks.  Even having a holiday is tiring!

Since coming back from Norway I’ve needed time to recuperate. We had a big family party down in Hertfordshire, and I’ve been on two workshops: retouching and restoring old photographs, and freestyle weaving. Every day out requires 1-2 days of inactivity just to be able to function again.  So if you are a person in good health and you know someone with a disease like mine don’t expect them to be able to do all the things you can do. Don’t say ” Yes, I get tired”, or “You just need to get out more/eat more greens/go to the gym”.  Instead, ask them what you can do to help.

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