A friend posted this today which struck a chord:
I'm doing better than him. Mentally at least. But I have a whole host of problems, physical and mental, and every day I run up against blocks that remind me I'm forced to adapt, and in many cases, limit, my life.
There's the daily pills that keep my immune system from collapsing.
There's being audibly wheezing from he stairs to my friend's place after going up and down them twice whilst helping them move out.
There's the constant question in the back of my head, that maybe I have to accept that a mid level 9-5 office job is the best that's sustainable for me mentally, despite how that infurirates me in its own ways.
There's the days when I sit for 2 hours at a train station because I'm in so much pain I can't move to get home and I just have to wait it out
There's learning, long ago, how to get through 2 or 3 days at a time on no sleep, because it happens so regularly I couldn't classify it as sick time and keep a job.
He's right - you just accept it. You have to. You occasionally wonder at all the things you could do if you didn't constantly adjust your life just so you can get through your days without breaking down in some way. But that doesn't stop it from being the case.
I tweet about my cramps
But I sit there, for 2 hours, in the cold and the wet.
Until I can move again.