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Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:01 pm
by ViewsAskew

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:00 am
by Polar Bear
Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.’
John Wooden (1910-2010), NCAA basketball coach

This is taken from the above link -- What wonderful words.

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:43 am
by ViewsAskew
Polar Bear wrote:
Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.’
John Wooden (1910-2010), NCAA basketball coach

This is taken from the above link -- What wonderful words.


YES!

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:00 pm
by Bridgercan
Thank you, Ann, for posting that link! Reading it just helped me feeling a whole lot better about my choice to stay in bed and rest today while my spouse and friends went skiing. And it will help me figure how to pursue my hobbies (photography and writing) within my reality of each day’s here and now. I suddenly feel a lot better—yay!!

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:41 pm
by ViewsAskew
Bridgercan wrote:Thank you, Ann, for posting that link! Reading it just helped me feeling a whole lot better about my choice to stay in bed and rest today while my spouse and friends went skiing. And it will help me figure how to pursue my hobbies (photography and writing) within my reality of each day’s here and now. I suddenly feel a lot better—yay!!


So glad it helped!

I have had to keep coming back to some of these lessons. The worst, for me, is when I feel good. When the meds are working well, when the other chronic things have let up. I think it's normal again. I think I can work full time. I look for jobs, I dream of starting one of the ten businesses I want to start.

And, then it all falls to pieces again. And, I am back at this lesson. Each time I have less to learn, the fall not as deep or far. But, come back I do. Maybe always will.

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:04 am
by Bridgercan
ViewsAskew wrote:
I have had to keep coming back to some of these lessons.


OMG-so true! Story of my life :roll:

The worst, for me, is when I feel good. When the meds are working well, when the other chronic things have let up. I think it's normal again. I think I can work full time. I look for jobs, I dream of starting one of the ten businesses I want to start.

And, then it all falls to pieces again. And, I am back at this lesson. Each time I have less to learn, the fall not as deep or far. But, come back I do. Maybe always will.


Ditto to all that—especially when things are good and sleep is better, my imagination and passion for everything returns, and then, like you said, it falls apart. But you’re spot on about the less to learn, the less the fall is.

The hard part for me is to remember when things do fall apart, I do come back, that things are not nearly as awful as my monkey mind makes life out to be, especially at 3am on a sleepless night...

Re: Coping with Chronic Illness

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:04 am
by ViewsAskew
Indeed!