I quite often get asked what has brought me success in my recovery journey.
I have made significant improvements in my condition by doing many things but none of them involved the help of mainstream medical Drs. or pharmaceutical medications. it’s been a long journey, trying and doing many things ( I will get into the specifics in a later post.)
It is overwhelming to be extremely sick, in widespread pain, have brain fog as thick as pea soup, have limited mobility and be.so.fatigued. It’s next to impossible to imagine being cured or even pain-free.
Chronic illness is not an easy journey and it’s not for the weak, that’s for sure. Enduring the never-ending pain, fatigue etc., is wearing to say the least and many times it takes all we have just to make it through the day.
I get that. I have been there and done that!
My best advice:
Start where you are and take baby steps.
For me, my “just start” looked like this:
- I started to take control of my life and my disease.
- I realized nobody — not Drs., not the gov’t, not anyone — cared (or cares!) about me as much as I do.
- I started doing my own research.
- There wasn’t much info on my disease, so I started talking to and connecting with others who had the same disease. I asked what helped them and then researched those things.
- I sought out like-minded people who shared the ‘science of healing’ and had the same mindset on this.
- I took back my power from gov’ts and traditional Drs. (who told me there was nothing they could do for me and I’d be like that for the rest of my life, *eye roll* 🙄 )
- I started implementing things that resonated with me (things I could afford and for attacking the symptoms that were the most troublesome to me).
- I started with just one thing to see how it worked out
- Then I added in one more to see how that worked out…and so on
- I started to tune out the nay-sayers and those derogatory, deniers and non-supportive people.
- I devised a plan of attack
My mind-set was this: even a minuscule amount of improvement or reduction in symptom severity is improvement and any improvement will be welcomed with open arms!
So, wherever you find yourself – just start. Important to remember though — It’s not an overnight or immediate improvement. Some days it means taking a step backwards.
Keep on going though — you’ve got this!
Remember — Even if it’s at a snail’s pace to start, you’re still moving forward!