Being ripped out my normal life and dropped into the wastebasket of ME/CFS was horrifying. I hated it. I railed against it. I expended a lot of energy being angry with my situation and the medical establishment. The cat on our porch is doing the exact same thing. She is clearly pissed off. When she’s not eating or sleeping, she hisses and growls at everyone except me.
She’ll even swat if the wrong person gets too close. She clearly wants affection and purrs loudly when I pet her but she’s confused and mad. Who wouldn’t be?
She wants her old life back just like I did. But the path for her to find a new home is not to go back the way she came. And so it was with me. I had to progress forward to find a new path in order to regain my health. I had to progress to being proactive – to taking responsibility for my recovery and to stop wasting energy on the blame game. The cat on our porch doesn’t have the tool of reasoning. I can’t sit down with her and explain that she’s just in transition and we’re looking for a permanent home for her – a new place that’s warm and loving and much like her old home. Before I accepted my struggle with ME/CFS, I was in that same transitional place. If you’re still there, It’s time to progress forward into taking proactive control of your illness and your path back to wellness. Are you out of transition? Please COMMENT on this blog or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them with your
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Be Well Again,
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