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 Y and I'm talking about YOU!
It's a tricky lesson to learn to take care of yourself. But when dealing with a chronic illness, you have to be your best advocate. Your body is screwing up and causing you pain and discomfort. It's forcing you to give up doing things you love. You have to allocate your energy if you want to be productive. You have to push your doctor for answers. You have to know when to say yes and when to say no.
Taking care of yourself and allowing yourself to focus on you won't magically heal you, but it will keep you from making things worse. Always listen to your body and don't let anyone guilt trip you (especially yourself) for taking care of you.
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