So, today I'm the perfect example of someone who hasn't been pacing herself. I'm in bed because I've been doing way too much. Over the weekend, we had company, so there was the cooking and cleaning and cleaning up afterwards that went with that. Plus, the having to be up and about to mingle with the guests. That really should have been enough for me for the weekend. But, I went shopping several times. Also, Tim and I went down to the river for a walk. So, it was a pretty busy weekend. I wanted to be "normal". I didn't want to think about being sick. But, as usual, my illness has the upper hand. If I don't acknowledge it, it will roar to life getting my attention how it knows best. Weakness and pain. And, I've had some vertigo, too. A trifecta! The type A personality in me still has to be doing something useful when I'm resting. I've been paying bills, returning emails, writing this blog, etc... It's really not a bad use of my time, but I'm trying to learn to just close my eyes and rest. And, do nothing. That's so, so hard for me.
Here's a link to an article I found on pacing in chronic illness. It's written for those who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but the tips would apply to any illness, really. http://www.fatigueanswers.com/cfs.html
It's time to scare up some lunch. Then, back to bed. Things could always be worse.
Have a great day and don't forget to pace yourself.