We're not crazy! and we're not lazy either! Life with a chronic illness is just like this...but knowing that doesn't make it any easier for us to accept nor easier for others to understand though does it? nope
Our pain is not an excuse...it's real...and there are some days when even the simplest of tasks are difficult. We cannot control when our pain will flare or what days we will be "more able", and we can't beat ourselves up when these days come either.
Fact is...life with chronic pain can be excruciating one day and better the next. We can't control that...but what we can do is learn to care for ourselves and our needs on the days when our pain is high. It's not laziness and it's not an excuse...it's a fact of our now hurting bodies and lives.
Please...take the time you need when you need it...and care for yourself.
Please...do not beat yourself up on the days when your pain is high...love and support yourself.
Please...be mindful of the words you use when talking to yourself too...talk nicely to you.
Please...take good care of you and always be gentle...you can either be your own best friend or your own worst enemy.
Please...take good care of you and your needs too