Over my recovery I’ve been blessed to have been directed to certain people, places and treatments and each one has given me something to aid in my recovery.
I seem to have come across each one just at the time I needed them to give me strength, courage, determination and balance to recover.
I think it’s time to tell you a bit more about my journey with each one so that you can make informed decisions on what is right for you and when it will be right for you.
The things to keep in mind here are
- be open minded
- ask for guidance
- tell people what you think or feel you may need, as you may be surprised at the knowledge they have to share in return
- be prepared to work at getting better, it’s not a free journey
- listen to your body and your soul, it’s great a giving directions if you listen
- be thankful for each experience and learn from it.
Need help in listening to yourself and your needs. Wondering what is right for you then Recovering Me could help you.
My journey started when I knew I was unwell. I was still functioning at work, or so they thought! At home I would crawl straight into bed and stay there unable to move, not lift my head until morning when I dragged myself up to go back to work. Could I sleep, No, it was restlessness all night, my brain was functioning and I had things to do.
I just could no longer cope with life as we all know it. I became snappy and moody, not able to raise my trademark, cheerful ‘Good Morning’. Work probably thought the honeymoon period in getting to know each other was over and this was the real Me. It wasn’t, I was curling up inside, just wilting away. I couldn’t even get a shower as I was too tired to stand. Food became fizzy drinks and chocolate as I sought instant energy.
I had a business to run too and the computer work hurt my head and eyes so much I was in tears and yet still people thought I should be more active in the business. Things were happening behind the scenes and mutterings going on as people failed to recognise my illness and I was too proud to scream ‘I need help here!’
Driving became a nightmare as I was too tired to be fully aware and unable to judge distance and speed any more. It was safer just to curl up into my cave and let the frustrations grow and grow. I distanced myself from everyone and hid behind a mask of ‘I’m OK, just don’t check that out!’.
TV hurt my eyes, I noticed how the colour red was the worst and so many adverts are in red – to catch your eye. So I turned it down to black and white, lots of shades of grey. That was OK until something fast came on the screen and I had to look away.
I love music and yet my home was a quiet zone and my partner knows when I’m having a good day as the radio goes on. Quietly still, but it’s a major breakthrough for me.
I’m still on my journey and I still do the TV and radio as choice now to help me protect my adrenals from releasing any energy they have. It’s my way of being able now to move on again in my life.
I hope I can help you on your journey to through what ever life has given you and you can learn and move on.
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