One flare at a time

Living with chronic pain is not easy..

Some days are better than others, those are my good days.

Those were the days when I would run myself ragged trying to catch up on and do all that I was unable to do while stuck in bed due to a severe flare.

My down days were spent feeling guilty for not being able to help my family or to at the very least prepare them dinner.

The harder I pushed my body, the more time I spent in bed.

My body couldn’t keep up.

It took many tears and years to listen to my body.

My house is still messy and I rarely look my best,

but my life is so much better now that I accept losing days and weeks of my life at a time.

I am not active everyday, week, or month.

A flare can be as short as a day or as long as several months.

There is no way to predict the length or severity.

All I can do is go with the flow and ride it out.

When I say I feel like time has flown by,

it is not because I have been too busy to notice…..

It is because I may have only had 4 active days in the past month.

It can be depressing to think of all the time I lose,

but I prefer to think about the days I wasn’t stuck in bed.

Do yourself a favor and instead of allowing a calendar to dictate what you should be doing, listen and obey your chronically ill body!!

Gentle Hugs,

The Disabled Diva


Published by Cynthia Covert

Diagnosed in 2001 with psoriasis, followed by fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, and later a botched hysterectomy turned her world upside down. Cynthia shares her experience, advice, and tips for how to make life with chronic pain easier and less painful.

3 thoughts on “One flare at a time

  1. I am so thankful I have found you. It’s so nice to read your blogs and see that someone “out there” truly understands what I’m going through!! I’m so very sorry that you are having to experience chronic pain also. It truly sucks!! Just know you’re helping others with your blogs and your e-books!!

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