Day 5: Riding the CFS wave

Being grateful that I’m learning to accept my condition with love and grace:

Today I woke up feeling utterly and completely wiped out.

I guess it’s no surprise really as I’ve overdone it the last couple of days.

Following my recent ‘blip’, after some stress and a nasty ear infection, my recovery has taken a couple of steps back and I need to take things much more slowly.

Accepting CFS has not been an easy journey. At all. It’s still a work-in-progress but I feel I am definitely getting there. I’ve fought this condition long and hard for too long. Which is no surprise as it’s been completely debilitating and has changed my life drastically.

Progress is painfully slow. Just when I think I’ve taken a small step forward, I have a ‘blip’ (my positive word for ‘crash’) and take a few steps back. But rather than react like it’s blooming frustrating, which it is, I’m trying to ride the wave.

It also reminds me of the advice for when caught in a riptide – if you panic you use up all your energy and it gets you nowhere, but if you stay calm and go with it, you will eventually end up where you’re supposed to be: to safety.

I’m learning to trust the process and go with the flow. I’ve learnt to listen to my body and know when I need to have a bedrest day. And that’s perfectly ok.

This too shall pass.

So with this in mind, my happy for today is accepting my CFS condition and today’s ‘blip’ with love and grace.

3 thoughts on “Day 5: Riding the CFS wave”

  1. I agree accepting a health conditions (or several conditions in my case) is not the easiest thing to do. I find just accepting what is and not fighting it or being negative about it helps me. I still struggle with feeling angry, depressed or totally despondent about these conditions now and then but these periods are much shorter than they used to be thank goodness. I tend to ‘just get on with it’ doing things I can do and enjoying them whether it be resting, meditating and listening to audiobooks some days or on other days going for walks and meeting friends.

    1. Hello lovely Julia. Awareness is definitely the first step for me. I’m so happy to hear that the more unhelpful thoughts are making way for the more helpful ones, that’s what I’m experiencing too. Hugs to you 🙂

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