Life or Sleep?
One of the hardest things abut having a chronic illness is the need to limit the amount of social events that I attend. Having a busy weekend with a couple of nights out and days spent with friends or traipsing around the shops are a distant memory. Instead, I have to weigh up the pros and cons of any invitation:
How many spoons is it going to use up?
Is it going to impact on the amount of sleep that I will get?
What have I got planned for the next day?
Will it mean I end up making more work for myself because I need to rearrange something?
Am I out later that day?
Making plans is a balancing act; if I do too much it means that I will spend the next few days/weeks recovering. Holidays are both looked forward to with excitement and viewed…
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