This post describes living and working with chronic illness and chronic pain SO well. I felt like I was reading about my own life. The parallels are endless.
When you have a chronic illness you lose the control over your body, your physical wellness, that you used to take for granted. One particular problem I have is balancing work, rest and everything else. It would be ideal if I could work four or five days a week and then have enough rest time to ease off my symptoms so I could continue working happily the next week. Of course, this presumes there are only two things to consider, work and rest. There are many more things to consider obviously and that is one part of the problem.
Energy is very limited in my life. It is very easy to “overdo it”. Sometimes five days of work is too much. If I encounter extra stress, a night out, an after-work work commitment or a sixth day of work or effort on the sixth day (say, a child’s birthday party…
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