The weekend is a time to unwind! Listen to your body and make some time for yourself. Try to have half an hour of ‘you-time’ every day. If it’s reading a book, going dancing, watching TV, going for a walk, or whatever relaxes you, as long as it’s something that permits you to spend time doing one of your favorite things.⠀
The more love you give yourself, the easier it will be to make healthier choices. It is essential to listen to your mind and body and respond to its demands for relaxation, exercise, or adventure, accordingly!⠀
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One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was take a pill. Probably the strongest thing I have ever done. Not the surgeries, not shaving my head, not spending nights in the ICU, not even living life pretending I wasn’t in pain.
Often, I will wake up in the middle of the night with pain. When I was young, I would have these reoccurring hallucinations/dreams when it happened. More and more, it may seem silly, but when I can’t even blink because the pain is so terrible, the hardest thing is to roll over, turn on a light and find a pill.
I had nights where I would convince myself that I had to move, that if I just laid there, it would only get worse. In the middle of the dark, in pain, the only person I could count on helping me was myself.
I had to will myself up and count to sixty twenty times before I would be okay. Before I could breathe again. Only 650 more seconds, only 300 more seconds.
Waiting while being in pain is probably the second hardest. But I don’t have to do anything while waiting at least. It calms me down to know that relief is coming.
But in those moments, when I can only count on myself, (and a small pill which so many politicians are making it harder and harder to get) that is when I am the strongest. .
Lips #stila .
I have a headache.
An #iih headache.
Hormones change up your internal pressures. For me since my csf pressure is high already... this spike means a few days of iih symptoms.
Me head consistently aches.
Across the back of my head I feel like my skull is tight/being squeezed.
My neck is stiff and sore.
My back is achy. With an area that feels full.
My eye balls are tired, so sore.. I feel like they could pop out of my head.
It hurts to move.
It hurts when I don't move.
I have vertigo.
I get unsteady at times.
Fucks me up.
It sucks enough getting periods.
My uterus feels like it's trying to exit my body.
And... it's ok.
I've been doing this for almost 7 years.
I'm a pro.
It just sucks is all.
Lovely picking homegrown tomatoes. Watching the whole lifecycle is enjoyable as the plants grow, flower, fruit, and eventually ripen. Smells like summer 😄. Having just a few plants can be a #chronicillness friendly past time especially if you can share the responsibility with someone.
If you know someone who would enjoy my account I would love if you share it with them.
Come visit me at www.chroniclifehacks.com for ideas to make your days with chronic illness more enjoyable. Link in bio :-).
I had two cups of black coffee after 8 pm 😜 #spoonie
Good morning warriors! Here’s a poem for all the psychosommatic beautiful women in this world by the amazing Amanda Lovelace. Send it to my bff on valentine’s but I think it will inspire and apply to many more.... no one should ever been told (or made believe) they love too much or shouldn’t strive for too much beauty in this world. Cause I totally agree with miss Lovelace, it’s not a weakness.... it’s a super power. Sadly there are emotional vampires out there graving for your powers and to suck you empty. It’s more for filling to use them for those who suffer the same powers so you can empower each other and recharge your super power batteries. use your powers well this beautiful sunday and own your story, even it’s a medical drama story, make it a good one 💜 #Sunday#inspiration#heartfull#poem#poetry#warrior#girlpower#fightlikeagirl#feminism#amandalovelace#spoonie
For my new followers: hello, I’m Cass, I’m 25 and I created the “Be Kind To One Another Boxes” in August 2016 where I send present-filled-boxes to sufferers of Chronic Illness all over the world.
The aim of this project is to send love to sufferers of Chronic Illness and remind them that they are important, valuable and still have the ability to achieve goals despite being sick.
I started in 2016 and am on my way to mailing my 150th box worldwide. The BKTOA Boxes differ from other box companies as I encourage you to nominate someone else in the community who is not letting their illness define them; people who are performing selfless acts of kindness despite their illness.
This project has brought me into the lives of thousands of warriors - each trying to leave their mark on the world and fight every day.
I have made lifelong friendships and am so blessed to have had the support of worldwide companies and donators.
This is my empire and I am so incredibly blessed to be able to spread awareness and do what I do every day.
Thank you for following me in my own healthy journey, and my yellow brick road to worldwide kindness...