I’ve spent the past few weeks coming to terms with having impaired brain function, and all the things I’ve made that mean. Dealing with sore muscles is one thing; dealing with a brain that needs mending is another thing entirely, and when the science and testing prove that it needs mending, there’s no hiding from reality.
Hug me. Gently.
When your body is screaming, it’s hard to focus on just getting through the motions of a given day. Sometimes you want nothing more than a big hug, but it just hurts too much. In those moments, it’s more important than ever to be patient with our bodies, and work WITH them to get our fibromyalgia and chronic pain symptoms under control.
Remember, the angrier and more stressed you are about it, the more you are creating a vicious cycle of pain flare-ups. Take a deep breath, accept that this is how it is for today, and be good to your body.