Taking care of me

Taking care of me

by Elysha

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Over the weekend I shared on Instagram how I was suffering from a summer cold. Leave it to me to get a summer cold!! Ugh. I had talked about how it sucks to deal with chronic pain and then to deal with pain AND being sick sucks even more. My purse looks like Walgreens threw up in there. Haha. Cough drops, Emergen-C, Kleenex, and my essential oils!! Did I mention cough drops?? I’ve been eating them like no other. I had to go buy another bag!

So after work I’ve been trying to take it easy!! It took me a long time to be ok with resting. I’ve always been a girl on the go. I like keeping busy and having a social life. I’ve learned I need to listen to my body and rest though. If not, I will just get worse. I can’t feel guilty resting anymore. I know it’s hard to give up certain things to rest but sometimes it’s a must!! I use to feel bad for always canceling plans but I can’t be so hard on myself. For the most part friends have been understanding so we have girls night in, order in, wine nights, movies, games, stuff I can do at home and be a little more comfortable. So listen to your body!!

Something else I’ve learned in the past few years is I don’t always have to explain things to people. It’s OK just to say you don’t feel well. It’s a bummer to cancel on people but don’t let them make you feel bad for something you can’t change.

So with all of that said, today I’m thankful I could stay in the cold AC and catch up on some of my favorite shows after work. Thank you Netflix!! In the past few years I’ve become quite the binge watcher. You will learn in my post, they are real, this is what I’ve gone through, this is me.

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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.

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