When you get a chronic illness diagnosis things change, you have to go to the Dr's more, you have more frequent changes in how you feel, you maybe have to change your diet and you may need to take medications everyday. One unexpected positive that's come out of my diagnosis is that there are just certain things that I really don't give a f**k about anymore.
I wanted to write this not because I can actually give any advice on it right now but more as a way to firstly accept the issue I currently have and secondly to come back and read when I find myself doing it. I am addicted to being busy, and I don't mean socially as I'm a bit of a hermit but just always needing to be doing something productive. Even right now I'm sat down in front of the TV under a blanket and I can't help but get my laptop out and write a blog post.
I really do try to keep things positive and share how you can live a great and happy life even with a chronic illness. I have however found that over recent weeks I've been suffering physically and in my personal life and mentally it's getting to me. I've always been independent, stubborn and can push through almost anything that comes my way but at the moment it's proving difficult.
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Following on from my health intentions for 2019 I wanted to share some of the more life focused changes I want to make. I spent much of 2018 feeling down and just generally not my usual self. It is hard to stay positive when your in pain all of the time, I've got some form … Continue reading New Years Intentions Part 2 – Life
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