Welcome to Wednesday night in #ChronicWellness Land. cjp2 and I are dealing with major treatment fatigue. It’s a vicious cycle…feel shitty, need meds, take meds, feel better (hopefully 🙏), get tired of taking meds, think to yourself - I’m doing ok…maybe I can lay-off the meds?…get sloppy about taking them, feel shitty again in short order, repeat. Having routines and systems to organize, track, and follow through helps. But even that is exhausting. I often think of Simone deBeauvoir and the invisible labor of “the Second Sex” only applied to #chronicillness. Because honestly being sick and tired makes you sick and tired. Plus, it’s time consuming. And expensive. I sometimes wonder what we would have, could have! done with the months of not years (in my case decades) of our lives we’ve spent lost or consumed by dealing with, and managing our health journey. And then I remind myself that thinking gets me nowhere. Which is essentially where Gratitude Girl was born almost 13 years ago. At a point of equinimity with and surrender to what is. It just is. I choose to see it not as being consumed by illness, but instead investing in our wellness. Somewhere between the Serenity Prayer and #neversettle is where I live. One foot in front of the other. One pill tray at a time. Steady as she goes. And so it is… #gratefulanyway #wearedoingok 💗🙏💫 365 Days of Gratitude...day 319 (319/365/y12) #365DaysofGratitude #GratitudeGirl #DailyGratitude #EverydayMagic #gratefulone #mysticmamas #chroniclyme #pots #mcas #younameit #wegotthis #wellnesswarriors #onward

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