Should I stay or should I go?

Tripping Through Treacle

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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4 thoughts on “Should I stay or should I go?

  1. I am having panic attacks but not like “I can breath a bit harder than usual and got afraid” attacks. I start vomiting and it ends up in an emergency because once it started it keeps going till I got a seizure. It happened in 3 weddings, 4 vacations, countless car rides, countless 1 glass of alcohol nights. I just force myself to go outside. Constant fear is a usual friend of mine but somehow I find that power in me when I heal a bit after an attack.

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