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 L and I'm talking about Limitations.
When you go from doing whatever you want to having no energy for the most basic tasks, it takes an adjustment. And it’s not a quick one either. You go through a period of denial where you push yourself in the hopes of getting back to how you used to be.
But you have to accept a new reality (although, you don’t have to like it) and learn to navigate it. How much energy something will use is assessed. Where the bathrooms are is mapped. Is medication packed? Does that restaurant have food you can eat? Simple things become so much more complex, and if you don’t have the energy for it and know pushing through will mean you’ll be bedridden the next day, then you cancel no matter how much you want to go out. You have to make wise choices instead of fun choices.
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