This week has been a funny one, I obviously had a horrible reaction to treatment last Wednesday that left me battling severe muscle pain like I’d torn every muscle in my body for about 3 days.
Thankfully that has gone away and now I’ve started taking gabapentin my aching legs have eased dramatically. Don’t get me wrong they still ache but no where near as bad.
I have decided that I need to be kinder to myself, my life was changed forever in May when I was diagnosed and I’m torn between being grateful that I still have my mobility and devastated by the diagnosis. I’m trying to hard to please everyone and be my “normal” pre-diagnosis self. Well that’s going to change a bit, not totally but a bit. I am going to tell people I’m too tired or too sore to do things. It will kill me admitting that to others but I need to take that step. We all do, it’s not selfish it self care.
Everyone of us “people pleasers” whether we have MS or not need to be a little kinder to ourselves and put ourselves first sometimes. Remember you can’t light other candles if your flame has burnt out!