Friday, 10 October 2014

Make it count

I have been unwell now every single day for nearly three years.

Every. Single. Day. 

(^^ dramatic pause ^^)

 I am way beyond waiting to get better. People often try to reassure me that one day I will "get my life back". I know what they mean- they mean get back to all the things I used to do. But what they fail to realise is that THIS IS MY LIFE. I'm not waiting for another life or my old life, I am right here, actually living my life right now. My one and only life. And I won't spend it waiting, or wanting, or wishing. 

The data on recovery from M.E makes for depressing reading and my prognosis is not great, but I do believe that even if I don't recover fully, I will recover to a much better level of functioning than I am at now. There are days, weeks and months that are blurred and hazy or lost to sleep- and I may look back on these M.E years and remember what a nightmare they were. But I think I will also look back and marvel at all I DID manage to do and all the weird and wonderful things that I have learned about myself. 

I decided long ago that I would make these years count for something. I refuse to put my life on hold, waiting and wishing for things to be different. So I have adapted and changed. Life is different (and mostly horizontal), but it is still a life. It has hardship, pain and challenges but also joy, laughter, love and beauty. 

I won't lie- It's a tough shift, I'd love to be better, but I'm living each day the best I can. 

Can you say the same? 

1 comment:

  1. This is such an inspirational post. You're awesome Lou. xx