Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
I read your post last night and it's been on my mind ever since. I've had Fibro/CFS forever .. or at least it feels like forever. I'm getting ready to go back to work full time, in the beginning of May. I'm scared. I hope I can handle it. I wonder if I'm going to be able to do a 40 hour week along with an half hour drive each way. If I don't make it with this job I'll never be able to work again and I don't know if I'm ready to accept that. (my boss is a dear friend and she knows my limits...we've worked together before, but I was never this disabled with FMS/CFS before).
I've copied your post and put it in my fibro folder to remind myself that if I can't handle it.. I MUST accept it and find a way to live with it.
I hope I'm not in denial (AGAIN) and this doesn't come and bite me in the butt (AGAIN).
You really sound like you've got a good handle on the acceptance part of having a chronic illness. I'm proud of you!!
I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who posted on this thread. I, too, find accepting my limitations very difficult and it is nice to know I'm not alone. Your thoughts and suggestions are so helpful and inspiring.