Anyone struggling with ME/CFS/SEID becomes acutely aware of the health they once had and lost. For many of us, myself included, that good health had been taken for granted. When I think of the ways I had pushed myself physically, I wonder how my body was able to tolerate it as long as it did. I was clearly vulnerable when I contracted ME/CFS/SEID.
This cruel disease is challenging enough to unravel but then we also need to decide what kind of life we want when we are finally well again. "I want my life back", is frequently lamented. So what kind of life do we want back? I decided that I didn’t want the stressful, physically demanding life that I had before. And I wanted to take better care of my healthy self than I had been. My old eating and self-care habits were awful. So as I began to recover, I decided to make many of my new healthier habits part of the lifestyle I would continue to follow when I returned to full health.
So don’t wait. Start making choices now that you want to carry with you into your new healthier life when you have recovered from ME/CFS/SEID. It will help you now as you return to full health and it will help you to stay healthy. What positive health habits are you planning to incorporate into your healthy life? Please COMMENT on this blog or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them with your permission. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net. And Guest Blogs are most welcome!
Look for my next posting on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Add consider being part of the conversation.
Be Well Again,