A reminder to you

No amount of willpower or positive thinking will rectify the faulty ATP production within your body. No amount of wishful thinking will suddenly see your likely-mitochondria-failure reversed.

Please don’t let flippant remarks by others, or by articles written by those outside this community, about how they don’t let M.E. beat them, or how they don’t let it stop them from doing x, y, or z make you feel like you’re not doing enough. Please.

Because my goodness you are outstanding.

Don’t you know how gutsy you are to be trying to mould a life for yourself around your all-consuming health?

How brave it is to try new and different hobbies and interests to see if they’ll ‘fit’ better with the version of yourself you have to be now?

How much inner strength it takes to say “No” to an invitation you could possibly manage, because you already have a commitment for next week and doing both isn’t sensible or what’s best for your poorly body?

How courageous it is to get to a point where you decide the supplements and diets that could possibly help you aren’t the direction you’re able to go in right now?

How making your peace (even when it wavers) with the fact that this illness will likely always have an impact on your life in some way is one of the most incredibly valiant things you’ll ever do?

You’re doing far more than enough. And I’m happy to remind you of that if you ever forget again.

Published by Anna Redshaw

Blogging about life in the slow lane with an invisible, chronic illness. I wasn't always a sick chick so this is somewhat of a life changing experience!

2 thoughts on “A reminder to you

  1. I needed to hear this today after a lesser suffer saying how down most of our posts are and that her positive outlook is what keeps her working, working out etc.


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