When we have a chronic condition such as AF we often have to review our lives and then adapt to a new reality. This is a process and can take a long time, different amount for different people. As we go through this process and accept our new reality we experience losses but also gains.
What are your losses and gains?
Can your articulate in 3 - 4 short sentences and say how long you have had AF for.
Diagnosed aged 56 in 2007 but had AF for quite a few prior, to my knowledge.
Losses - a sense of invincibility and the ability to know I could do anything if I set my mind to it. A sense of feeling deprived, that somehow I was missing out on something if I stayed still and needed to do, see, be more.
Gains - an ability to pace myself (been a full on/stop sort of person until the the last few years). An ability to be thankful for the the smallest and tiniest of pleasures and in doing so - really enjoying the moments! To feel satisfaction.
Be very interested in your responses.
PS - maybe not one for the newbies but maybe interesting for them to read.