Posted 12/29/2014 3:29 PM (GMT -6)
IHL - I believe it will happen slowly over time...as you get better, little by little, you will just start doing more things...don't worry.
But, it's interesting you mention this...as after I was ill for a few months...I was saying things to my husband like, "I don't know who I am anymore...I don't know what my life is?" And he didn't know what to say. I have been "his rock" throughout our relationship...the "one with all the answers" (not always a good thing...lol). I think that's a sign that we have lyme disease. I mean, really, what other illness has you saying things/feeling like that?
But, now when I question if I'm improving...it's hard to tell when I look at symptoms...as I have so many, affecting so many functions...and they fluctuate all day...and flare usually in the evenings, but sometimes in the mornings before I get out of bed...all over the map.
BUT - when I look at what I do now...I realize I AM getting better. I am doing more - getting out more..I don't even hesitate to get in the car and go downtown now (on most days)...so I judge my progress on what I can now do.
A friend was over today...and she was asking about my symptoms/progress...and I flexed my bicep to show her that it was all soft and lax...and guess what? It was firm!!!! unbelievable...I have been doing 3 lb weight bicept curls for a long time...and all of a sudden, my right one is firmer...yay.
So, I guess what I'm trying to say is that when you start to feel a bit better, you will do a bit more...and slowly over time, you will get your life back...and it won't be huge steps...just gradual...
Don't worry, it will happen for you...for all of us...if we just keep on fighting!!!