‘Chronic Illness Chronicles I’
April 9th 2018
© Outhouse Cartoons/C.A.P 2018
There’s a cycle I get in everytime my health is passed a certain point or I’ve come down with a bug. A cycle that is hard to pull out of when my body is too busy trying to fight off other battles across my body. I need to eat but lack the energy and motivation to get up and cook. But if I don’t get up and cook I’ll only get worse. Then mix in the fact that even if I do cook, I’ll most likely not even want to eat the food I’ve cooked.
So how do I get around this? Sometimes I can’t, but over the years I’ve found things that I’ll be able to manage while I’m feeling like garbage. Broths & light soups if I’m so far gone that solids are too much. Mashed potatoes are good when I can eat solids but are require a bit of energy for peeling. It all comes down to finding a balance and trying to ride that wave (if it is indeed a wave, you know your body better than anyone else) to the finish line. I just went through some type of mini flu where symptoms were hitting me daily but were gone again the next day. Over a week I felt tired, lethargic, not wanting to eat and unable to focus. I knew it was this weird flu but my brain started ringing warning bells, worried it was something else. Thankfully it was just a bug and I’ve started pulling out of the nose dive and have started eating again but it proves that being ready for that turn is always a good thing.
What are the type of routines, foods and or activities to you go through when you’re in a flare or a virus/bug has torn you down a peg or two? Tell us in the comments below.
Far too often do my guts decide they are not in the mood to cooperate with me about having plans. Sometimes I just want to sit them down and hash things out. Man to... Guts.
March 16th 2015
© Outhouse Cartoons/C.A.P 2015
This happens to all of us. We're hoping to go out for a social event, whatever it may be. Going through all of the steps & routines, it feels like we could actually do this. Things are going right. It feels like this could actually happen. We're going to get out & see people! For myself, it's usually the moment I'm ready to head out the door that my guts start back up.
'Hey, did you forget about us down here?'
'Dammit, I thought we had a deal!'
All bets are off & I'm back in the washroom counting the minutes until I'll be late for my engagement. I usually try to plan for this inevitablity but there is only soo much you can plan for.
What do you do to try & make your guts behave, tell us in the comments below.