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Now that I am feeling better, I have slowly been able to see friends and to start writing this blog. It is an exciting change and nice to be able to do small things again. I have the desire to do everything that I can and to make up for the time that I have lost. But I need to pace myself and not over do it so that I can continue to feel good. For me, part of the struggle of living with autoimmune disease is figuring out my limits and knowing when to stop. Accepting what I can and cannot do.
The reality is that I cannot make up for the time that I lost, but I can make the most of the days when I feel good. And even though I am feeling better, I have to remind myself it is a still OK to ask for help from family and friends. I don’t want to take on too much and end up fatigued. I must admit that I had been known to try to take on too much even before I became ill. So I guess of all of this self-regulation is character building--right?