Thursday, March 25, 2010

Patients For A Moment

Head over to Wellbook, to read a sampling of blog entries from several folks (including me) that attempt to answer the question:

My question is about adapting - the ol' "bend but don't break." If you have a chronic illness, you may not be able to pursue the goals you'd have if you were healthy. My question therefore is, "how have you learned to adapt around your illness in order to accomplish things that are important to you - even though your illness may prevent you from achieving the goals you had before you got sick?"
I thought very carefully about my answer. And for the life of me, I just couldn't muster up am in-depth and insightful response. What can I say - I think I was momentarily possessed by my bratty inner child Julia. So instead of posting something that others would think inspirational, I posted something completely silly. I just couldn't help myself. It was a post that I did awhile back entitled A Sjoggie's Version of Housecleaning.

Others, however, did not have multiple personality issues and therefore were able to write some very interesting posts. Enjoy.

Image by lusi.


Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Heading over there now....thanks for the link =D

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I LOVE....Totally agree....and use all of your cleaning tips!

annie said...

Julia,I remember that post as I just re-read it, and laughed. It's funny, but also sad that we still have to pretend that all is well,that regardless of our illness we try to live a life like other people. I never have anyone over, as my house would need an overhaul before anyone came to visit. I start projects on a day that I feel the slightest bit energetic, but then have to stop as I lag due to fatigue. And those projects (i.e. cleaning out closets) lie around for months before anything is put away. If I accomplish even one thing, I'm happy that day...goes to show how low my ambitions have sunk. BTW, I also use your cleaning tactics.....