When I grew up (before personal computers and smart phones etc...) we played board games. Most of us will know the game? snakes and ladders.
That's how I see my life with CFS. Only problem...someone took away the squares with the ladders on.
I roll the dice (ie you never know what life is about
to throw at you)...and plod along square by square. the snakes are the relapse squares, So you can end up back at the start. Get to 100 and you have conquered the illness.
I was doing okay this year...then my molar tooth cracked. I got an abscess. That was painful and drained my energy...down the snake I went.
I got the antibiotics and I plodded along again...The dentist then took the tooth out.
I've slipped so far back.
I had a tooth out when younger and was back to work the next day.
This time..After the bleeding, pain etc...Boy did I crash. Tooth out friday...woozy sunday night...woke up monday as if an energy vampire had drained all my energy overnight.
Today...I'm in and out of bed with all the symptoms I had when this nightmare began a few years back.
The reason I thought I'd share this is this.
Don't ever blame yourself for relapses or crashes if you prefer.
It's life playing around with the little energy we have to live with.
All sorts of things can drain it, and you are left feeling awful.
Many of the hurdles are unavoidable as well, like my dentist visit.
I don't suppose anyone has come across any magic energy boosting ideas that help with this sort of thing??
Boy do I feel like pants at the moment.
Never mind...I'm plodding on.
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