Feeling rather down today - I've been hit with so much stress in my life over the past 2 weeks and it has triggered a flare up. Everything hurts and I feel flu-like and nauseous and absolutely exhausted. I'm surviving in bed by watching films and reading books.
It's a good way to take my mind off all the horrible things that have been going on (the list includes a relative killing himself by jumping in front of a train, my twins doing sitting their GCSE exams and needing lots of prompting everyday to get their s*** together, finding our dream home and then being gazumped, intimidation from neighbours, our van window being smashed with a note saying "f*** off and die and don't come back"). Honestly you couldn't make it up.
It's hard to deal with life's knocks when you feel so ill. On the bright side, at least I have a supportive husband and the kids have helped me with housework too. On the dark side - I'm depressed with every day's new reports of how the Tories are going to penalise the most vulnerable in society even further! So sorry for all those I know who are struggling to get the benefits they need to help them through chronic illness and disability.