shoveling, digging out cars and slippery driving. And inevitably when I get into drawn out repetitive situations, I think about my struggle with ME/CFS.
When I finally quit riding the roller coaster after two brutal years and settled into the protocol, it was a long, repetitive, frustrating path. Whenever I looked forward, the repetition seemed to spread out endlessly before me. Like this long winter, it didn’t seem like it would ever end. I had to find the courage to settle in. I needed to take it a day at a time. I needed to stick with the recovery plan and work it every day. Honestly, I couldn’t think about how slow the pace was because it drove me crazy. Much like this winter, I don’t think about how much more snow I will shovel. I take it flake by flake.
Right now, there’s a gorgeous sparkly snow globe swirling outside my windows.
My best days of dealing with the slow repetitious pace were when I looked over my health log and saw the real progress. I was slowly making my way back to full health. And the proof was right there written in black and white. It was a balm for my sanity.
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Be Well Again,