My latest perspective is about control versus out of control. So much of our lives are controlled from somewhere else. But there is much that we can control. Not everything and not all of a certain thing, but there is much that we can tweak, reinforce and push for. Lately I’ve heard many people express to me and wring their hands about how things are happening in their lives. And they take the perspective that they are at the mercy of whatever it is. And as I hear this, my mind is saying take control. Make some intentional changes and be proactive. And of course it’s gotten me thinking about my struggle with ME/CFS.
At first, I turned over control of my illness to my doctors. But after much wasted time and energy, I finally admitted to myself that not only did they not have the answers, they ultimately just didn’t get it. A few were compassionate but that just felt good. It didn’t get me well. Finally I started to carve out pieces that I could control. I was sick of being sick and I was sick of getting nowhere. So, even though I wasn’t convinced that I really could change my SEID/CFS illness, I was so ticked off about having no answers to this cruel disease that I just started recording and tweaking. Recording and tweaking. Recording and tweaking ad nauseum.
So I just took action. I didn’t know what I was doing. But I was doing and it felt good. Would I get anywhere? I didn’t know but it felt better exerting some control. Eventually it became my path back to wellness but I didn’t know that when I started. I just needed to take some control. And it was good for my mental health. Are you taking some control of your version of ME/CFS? 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 Tuesday, March 13th. And consider being part of the conversation.
Be Well Again,