Chronic illness challenge day 11


Hello to my new readers, if you're reading. Welcome aboard!

I've been writing about my health situation. You can read more about my health in the 'My Health' at the top of my page.

Why do you believe you have this illness? Bad luck, a higher power or something else?

Well, this got deep quickly!

I think I got Fibromyalgia and CFS because I pushed my body too hard for too long, and eventually it reared up like a pissed off horse and said 'Nuh-ah bitch!'

I grew up poor in a hard town, with a lunatic work ethic which came out of nowhere. I guess I was the poor fat kid who always felt like she had something to prove so I worked my guts out in a series of shitpot jobs, burned the candle at both ends, drank too much, slept too little and consorted with bad boys. Ah well, some of it was fun while it lasted! ;)

On a more serious note, I think it was a wake up call to reduce stress, look after myself and admit I'm not invincible. Sometimes it's good to have a wake up call and being able to make changes instead of just popping off into the next world, whatever that brings. A second go. A do-over. A chance to try to erase some of the previous mistakes.

Or it could just be that the Universe has a sick sense of humour! Whatever the reason the end result is the same. I'm still here, and that's a very good thing, challenges an' all. The alternative is so final!

Thanks for reading!

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