Thought I would write a post about my last weekend and that it will give hope to those who are in the stages of ME where there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
I was diagnosed with ME in 2013 and basically told by my Dr that it was all in my head and that perhaps he should submit me to a dementia ward.
Needless to say I am not the type of person to accept that because I am like many ME sufferers we have always strived to be our best and often put others before ourselves. And so I started on my road to recovery and thought I would share how now I unconsciously make decisions that keep me in the best health possible whilst loving a full life.
Thursday night it was off to the Cinema to watch Mamma Mia. We chose now because the crowds have drifted away and that means less electrical energy from a crowd of people. The seating choice is always the back row to give my eyes the best chance to cope with all the bright colours. For the adverts which are fast paced and very colourful, I wore my sun glasses – who cares what it looks like, it works for me!
Friday after work we ate at Cabovino, a great choice because the food is freshly cooked with no additives. The prawns are coated in spices and honey which is a natural soother and the burgers are hand made.
Then it was to a Rock concert. Middle and central row seats for us so I was in the right place for the speakers without getting over stressed.
Saturday was a full on work day with a party to go to after work. When I got to the party it was a choice of sitting inside the house or enjoying the summer house in the garden. Well of course being in nature is a great is a great way to get relief of symptoms for the adrenal glands, so the garden in the summer house won. A few glasses of red wine later and it was time for bed at 2am.
Sunday was a chill around the house and pottering in the garden measuring up for a spot for a green house as I make the move to growing more of my own vegetables for my breakfast juice.
Off to the city of Chester for a drink in a chill out bar Alexanders whilst listening to live Jazz. The stomach was calling so we tried a Turkish restaurant and I loved my food and again was happy to see that we had chosen a place that cooked from fresh.
Later on it was off to see Sir Tom Jones at Chester racecourse. A great venue for me as it is outdoor and very open to the natural elements. We were crying with laughter as the rain hit and turned the racecourse to mud! Very squishy.
Monday back into work after my breakfast of juice including courgette from my garden and then I get offered a butterflied chicken breast – a perfect reminder of the thyroid health I always work towards.
For me it’s all about choices. I choose to do things that could affect my adrenals and send them stressed. I also choose to be outdoors and eat ‘real’ food rather than processed. Yes I love a drink of wine and I balance with lots of water. Life is for living, even with a an illness that is classed as both a disability and life limiting. I’m living to the full and with balance.