For the month of April, I will be blogging every day (minus every Sunday but the 1st) about Interstitial Cystitis for The A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day I will talk about a subject dealing with IC and my life living with it.
Today is E and I'm talking about Energy...
Or lack of energy because anyone with a chronic illness will tell you, more often than not, that's the case.
Have you ever been so tired that getting out of bed was a chore? What about breathing? Or just sitting there? It's frustrating to wake up and feel like you haven't slept. To do the smallest task and be whipped for the rest of the day.
But that's life for a lot of people with Chronic Illness. The energy just isn't there anymore, and it's a struggle to cope with because you can't help but think about how you used to be able to do something. Daily tasks weren't exhausting. Going out with friends didn't mean the next day you stayed in bed because you were still tired from the outing.
There's a lot of guilt piled on top of all that. I don't look sick, and sometimes I don't feel sick, so why am I so tired I'm falling asleep. It makes me feel lazy, too. I have to remind myself that it's not my fault. I didn't choose this crap, and I have to learn to work around it if I want to be productive. It's kind of like learning to love yourself all over again.
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