Rest but don’t over rest.
Remain hopeful of recovery but accept that recovery may not be possible.
Eat foods that will give you a slow release of energy but don’t over eat as you’ll gain weight from lack of exercise.
Do simple exercises/stretches to stop muscle wastage but don’t overdo it as it will cause a crash or setback or relapse.
Accept your new limitations but don’t give up the life you love.
Go to your GP every time you get a new symptom but don’t expect your GP to offer much advice.
Be sure to set goals and aims to keep you motivated but don’t get discouraged when you are inevitably too ill to reach those goals.
Stick to a routine but don’t get stuck in a rut.
Listen to your body but push and coax it back to ‘normal’.
What?!? How?!? It’s all a massive contradiction!
Is it any wonder that we feel lost? I often think that recovery, or survival, is very much like being in a maze…blindfolded. In fact I’m so lost that this post isn’t ‘up to scratch’ really; because I can’t get see the wood for the trees. I feel almost deflated by the enormity of the task ahead; recovery.