This piece from 2015 in Psychology Today really made me sit up and think, after a flare week, and remind me to focus on the positive in life…..even when it isn’t easy.
“I’ve done my share of denying that I’m chronically ill. It’s tempting to pretend that I’m as healthy as can be, but when I ignore my limitations by staying out too long or by insisting on engaging in activities that are beyond my energetic abilities, invariably, I land in bed for days. And so, I’m working on giving up pretending. It’s not good for me physically or emotionally.”
Please find the rest of this article by Toni Bernhard here: Denial Only Makes Chronic Pain and Illness Worse