To start, as usual:
Dee writing this week.
I've had a very busy work week and so have been away from home most of the week. Spending so much time with my colleagues meant that I had the opportunity to explain about my Fibro.
On my return home I felt the need to do some more research to see how other people cope and if there is any more than I can do, or things I'm not doing that I should be. I came across a Facebook page which asked the question "Are you Living or Just Coping?" Having given this a lot of thought I've decided that I go from one to the other. When I have a flair up I revert to coping, and as it passes I start to move back into the land of the living.
One thing I really have to thank my husband for is that he will never let me just settle. When I'm feeling just "ok" it can be very tempting to accept that, but he will always push me to want more than that for myself. He doesn't drag me into this, but is really encouraging. Although half the time he doesn't know he's doing it!
The Facebook page I found encourages us to look at the resources we have, in order to see the resources we need. These resources we have are those that we fall back on when we are just coping. For me they are my supportive family, my strength of character, my understanding doctor, and a job that I love. The resources that I need are less clear to me, which is why I'm researching more this week. However so far I have identified exercise that I can commit to and is achievable, finding a support group and increasing my meditation. Although I am realistic that there are other things which I haven't thought of yet.
I'd be really interested to hear from anyone who has set goals of their own, and how they might have achieved them? I'd also really welcome advice on how to set about achieving my own objectives!
Have a good week,
Dee and Amy