My health

This morning I am feeling brighter, but also feel sad that my health is something that I will always have to deal with. It’s something that will always be a part of me, because I was premature and because I have Cerebral Palsy.

This is the part I find so hard. I cruise but then it always feels as though I constantly need to strive and fight to stay well, because my health can turn quickly and when I’m not well it’s a battle to get my health back to anywhere near optimum level.

Usually, when I’m full of cold within hours it’s gone on to my chest, but this time I have managed to avoid it. I have changed one of the supplements I take that I believe has helped. This supplement also helps with reflux. It has changed my life significantly as I can at least function now.

As I see it, the cold itself isn’t the problem. It’s the fact that my immune system is completely compromised around illness and that’s scary. I struggle trying to get my health back to normal. I know my life has never been any different, but obviously the older I am, the longer it takes for my body to heal.

As a child dealing with Cerebral Palsy and illness didn’t make a difference to my recovery. Whatever illness I had, I recovered around the same time as my siblings. Now I am finding that with all I deal with is taking a lot longer for me to recover. I am also a lot more poorly with my illnesses.

I need to stay strong and focused so that when I am ill, I stay as positive as I can. I also need to continue to be as pro-active as I can so that I limit illness. That way I will also feel as though I am more in control of what happens to me.

 


1 Oct, 2011

6 thoughts on “My health

  1. I’m glad you’re feeling better physically and emotionally. I never handle illness well. It depresses me when I’m ill cause occasionally I can’t function and it makes me ill emotionally.

    I’m used to going all the time, slowing down only to sleep at night. I won’t take meds that affect my alertness in the least and my doctors know this too.

    I know with my immune system I am prone to catch stuff easily so I’m more careful than I used to be. I’ve also noticed I catch stuff easier now than I used to.

    I guess when we age our immune system does get worse. Hang in there. I’m thinking of you.

    1. I totally understand your sentiments Lisa. It’s easy to feel depressed, particularly if we struggle with illness a lot.

      I agree that the older we are, the prone to illness we become. That also makes it harder with recovery. Support always helps. Thanks for posting.

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