Once more, my plans for today have needed to be cancelled, due to increased symptoms of chronic illness. You might think that this type of frustration and discouragement becomes easier to accept over time. Honestly, it doesn’t.
I am indescribably tired of the pervasive degree to which multiple illnesses have restricted my activities, and changed my plans. Yes, I do know that it could always be worse. Yes, I do count my many blessings.
Nevertheless, it’s very discouraging, as well as extremely isolating, to feel that your very own body has betrayed you. There were many things that I wanted to do, as well as several that I needed to take care of, today. Dealing with multiple chronic illnesses certainly demands ongoing flexibility and compromise.
Yet again today, a total stranger remarked about how good I look. As I said “thank you” for receiving this compliment, I had absolutely no feeling throughout the entire length of both of my legs.