I think that all of the above posts make sense. I think we've all found that moderation is key with this condition. It's incredibly frustrating to not be able to do what we used to do so well or were even known for doing well (mine was gardening). Some days I feel like I can handle it and I'm fine. I can still water my flowers and have a few pots. I know that I can't go out and mow, weed whack, pull weeds, water everything by hand, and have high maintenance plants. We used our tax refund this year to do some landscaping in our yard and my #1 requirement for everything was that it was drought resistant and low-maint. So far, not too bad.
You kind of need to find that "happy medium" between doing an activity and knowing when enough is enough. I think it's different all of the time, but we are much more in tune with our bodies than "normal" people are. We tend to ignore signals that there's an issue, but our body will quickly remind us!
Be kind to yourself and try to find some way to enjoy what you used to do. Life is too short to spend it on the couch/in bed taking pain pills and watching others live their lives!
I'm here if you ever want to chat!
*Good moms have happy children and dirty floors."
*You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi
| Pounds lost: 3.5