I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in the past. At that time my doctor said it might even be MS. Fast forward 9 years...
I lived with this chronic illness without it having much, if any, impact on my life. However, a few weeks ago it hit me really hard for the first time ever and now it simply won't let go. I frequently feel like I have the flu and yet this is going to be one of the busiest months for us. I'm determined to do my part in getting things accomplished regardless of how I feel... I just need to keep going and trying harder.
This attitude got me thinking about what I can do to adjust to life with a chronic illness. This is important to me. I can't simply sit back and let life pass me by. I've never been that type of person. Unfortunately, I also realize that a lot of people who have PTSD also suffer from a chronic illness. I've talked to these people and together we've formed a community to help support one another. It doesn't mean that we all make the same choices (e.g. some are homebound while I refuse to be this way), but support is very important when it comes to both PTSD and a chronic illness - making it all that much more important when you have both at the same time.
With this understanding, I'm making it a goal of mine not only to keep on propelling myself forward but to also find things that will help me to accomplish this goal. This is where my time blogging will be spent for a while as I feel these things can help others too. For today though, I will keep pushing and that means taking a 3 hour drive to help my daughter move more stuff out of her apartment.