Friday, January 27, 2012
Two years ago today I was diagnosed with Bell's palsy. That's a nasty little virus. I had no idea at the time just how nasty! It took me months to recover and I still have some residual effects.
Getting used to being "sick" was so hard for me. But what a great lesson it was! I've learned to listen to my body and be kinder to myself. I used to push, push, push. Now I realize that there is a price to pay for doing that, and I'm no longer willing to pay. I can still get lots done, but I will no longer sacrifice myself and my health to do it.
Once I finally got a little better, I had to crawl my way back to strength. It was rough, with many, many setbacks and slow realizations. But I'm in better shape, physically and mentally, than I was 2 years ago. And for that, I am grateful! Spark People helped me heal so here's a big