This week, I’ve not be feeling very well. Don’t worry, it was just a cold so it was anything bad. Still, it’s not exactly fun.
Because of my Cerebral Palsy, something usually aches or hurts on a pretty much daily basis. Most of the time I just ignore this or slap a wheat bag on whatever body part has decided will take its turn that day and carry on.
Some days are worse than others, and I have the occasional what I suppose you could call ‘bad one’ where I don’t feel like moving around much unless it involves shuffling my way to the kitchen to make tea, and going back to my seat again.
These times come on the strongest when I’m ill. I know that no one feels like doing a lot when they’re unwell, regardless of whether you’re disabled or not, but I haven’t been like I was this past weekend for a long time.
I was amazed at just how drained and stiff I was, to the point where I spent a lot of time just sat in bed. Anyone who knows me will tell you that this just isn’t the kind of thing that I would usually do.I felt quite unsteady on my feet (that could be partly to do with me currently being in serial casting), but I was holding on to the walls and furniture around the house more than normal. I do it out of habit to steady myself all the time, but I clung on a l lot more.
Going up and down the stairs made me feel really, really tired ad like I’d run a marathon (or how I think it might feel, as I’ve never done it) and everything ached.
Sometimes, I have days like this when I’m not sick too, but thankfully these are even fewer and further between than they are brought on because I’m poorly, so I can’t really complain too much when they strike because people have them far worse and far more often than me.
It’s hard to explain to people how they impact on me , partly because I feel like I’m complaining unduly and also because it’s hard to admit just how inactive they feel.I should just count my blessings it doesn’t happen too often.
Thankfully, the heaviness in my limbs has gone now and I’m back to being as active as normal. My voice is starting to make a comeback too, although I think my family (and especially my boyfriend) were quite enjoying me being quiet for a few days. Now, it’s just a case of waiting for the irritating cough to go away and I’ll be back to normal. Yay!
In other news. Today is my 100th post of the blog, which makes me smile. It took me a few months, but I got there in the end.
Have a good weekend all.