Sometimes recovery is exhausting and your body just needs a break. Relearning how to clean a bathroom and carry a conversation and use a microwave and unlock a door can be overwhelming. I tried really hard to write a post for today but it just wasn’t coming. I tried really hard to find the strength to get things done around the apartment but I just wanted to cry.
I’m sorry to disappoint my regular blog readers but I hope this is a good reminder to pace yourself if you are recovering from a chronic illness. You can’t reenter normal life all at once. Often relearning how to do everything is a fun and exciting challenge. But sometimes it’s just paralyzing and overwhelming. Maybe on those days your body just needs some rest so that it can focus on healing.
Brett reminded me that my body is working hard on getting stronger and that I shouldn’t pressure myself unnecessarily. So, I decided to take today off and save the blog post I was working on for Friday. Right now, I’m going to sit on the porch and rest while I breathe the good air.
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