What lifestyle changes that I made

Why, hello there! How are you? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is about what lifestyle changes I’ve had to make post-diagnosis. I know it’s tricky and difficult to make these changes, but that’s life.

Slow down

Because of this disease, this was the first thing that I had to do. Not only due to fatigue but knowing that life is precious. Slowing down was probably the most challenging thing that I had to do. For someone like the old me, who was always rushing around, trying to catch a bus, and a train on time, and dealing with deadlines, I found it hard to adjust to this.

Take each day as it comes

I like to plan my day, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes it’s not doable. Sometimes life throws a spanner in my plans but that’s okay.

Rely on family and good friends

Unfortunately, due to everything, I have had to depend on my mum a lot more. She pretty much does everything for me. Although I have started doing a lot more stuff on my own, she pretty much does everything for me. I still make mistakes and mum is always there to back me up. When I do drop something, mum has to pick it up, because of my dizzy spells.

When it comes to good friends, I look toward my old work college, Joe. He has motivated me to get back to being a web developer through weekly tasks and pushing me towards the freecodecamp course.

Look towards meditation 

I know that some people have tried meditation and haven’t gotten anything out of it. But I’ve been doing it on and off again for over 6 years and it helped me. I’m a lot more confident and I’m a lot more at peace with myself.

Forgive yourself

A couple of months ago, at a Sliver Liners Relationship group meeting. Sherrie asked everyone in the meeting to forgive us. It’s not our fault that we are stuck with this illness. It’s not my fault that I have forgotten to do something or I’ve forgotten your name. It’s not my fault that I’ve sung a word wrong, it’s not my fault that I’ve dropped something on the floor. It’s not my fault that I’m too tired to do anything.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about 2022 – Q3 in review. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care.