Learning and Unlearning
Take a look at this reel:
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It’s really good. It’s on the topic of burnout but I feel it’s really applicable for all kinds of chronic and fluctuating conditions.
My health has never been the same since I had glandular fever in 2009ish. But accepting I’ve pushed through a lot of years & things when I probably shouldn’t have is hard.
There’s a bunch of hindsight I don’t know how to process or apply. Yes, covid and long covid made things worse, much worse. But I can no longer pretend I was the same post 2009 as I was pre 2009.
Not knowing anyone (and medical systems not talking about) chronic illness and disability is something that held me back from taking proper post viral care. I didn’t know about accomodations. I let people tell me I wasn’t trying hard enough. So much I didn’t know and I accepted that I was in the wrong.
Because chronic health conditions are always a moral failure to medicine and most abled people.
That I’ve been disabled longer than I knew.
That things I experienced were my fault.