At first I thought I wouldn’t be so cold if only the wind would stop blowing. And when it ceased, I was warmer. Then I thought it would be so much better if just the sun came out. And then it did. After that, I wanted the temps to get above freezing. Then I thought it would be great if the icy sidewalks would melt. And so on. As spring slowly came, I got closer and closer to that perfect sunny day. And of course this got me thinking about my struggle with ME/CFS/SEID and the goals I set back then.
After I decided to finally get off the insane ME/CFS/SEID push and crash roller coaster, I was at my sickest with ME/CFS/SEID. Full disclosure – it took a horrendous crash to make the decision to permanently change my approach to healing. I am a Type A after all. My entire perspective on goals changed too. I was no longer striving to ‘get my life back’. I set simple, next step goals. Making a sandwich and then having the strength to eat it. Washing a few dishes. Paying a bill. When I could do those things, I worked on being able to take a shower without assistance. The first time I drove the car to pick up a prescription was a big day even though I needed a nap right after I got home. It seems hard to believe now. But those small goals added up over a long period – one step at a time. Eventually, the day came when I was feeling well again.
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Be Well Again,