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Not feeling well, don't know why

I'm writing a personal post today. I don't tend to talk about my health issues here but it's got to a point where I am feeling really physically unwell. People on Twitter have been so supportive and I really appreciate that. 

I deal with mental health on a daily basis and some other health issues. For quite a while I have been getting these symptoms that I thought were just down to being an adult and working. I would get times where my symptoms were worse and I felt quite sick but I didn't connect the dots until just recently. I thought it was normal to feel how I was feeling almost every day. 

Then I injured my wrist and I had to rest it. After a while, my other wrist began hurting and the symptoms I usually deal with got gradually worse, even though I was resting more. It's got to the point where at the moment I feel very unwell every day. I'm currently waiting for answers but with something like this, it can take a very long time to get any diagnosis or treatment. 

This has taken a toll on my mental and emotional health and I am trying to work out how best to navigate life with needing to rest for so much of the day. I've got to the stage where I am so bored of just laying down! 

I'm trying to find ways to help manage my symptoms and to try to distract myself. 

I was really enjoying reading physical books again but unfortunately I can't read much at the moment so I am trying audiobooks again. 

A lot of people have said to be kind to myself, that some days will be better than others and to try to prioritise things to use any 'spoons' I have. I'm currently trying to work out what I need to prioritise and what I need to let go of. 

This whole situation is really hard but I wanted to write about it. One, for a cathartic outlet and two, to help others feel less alone.

If you are currently going through something similar, it will be ok. 

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me.

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