Any littles that are chronically ill? How can you regress with the pain? And how do you manage to socialise?
Is taking over my life and not sure what to do. My conditions are not even the worst out there, but I still feel like crap
I have lived diagnosed with fibromyalgia for close to 20 years now, though I have had it for much longer. I also suffer from depression, anxiety, anemia, and a few other things. These things can make life difficult, but not impossible. My Daddy and I spend a lot of time focused on self-care for me, and over time we have come to realize my limits. Chronic illness is a fight every single day, but when you learn your triggers and try to avoid things that make your condition flare it makes it easier to manage.
I don't like taking all the pain medications that the doctors try to put me on because my quality of life suffers. I want to live my life, not be stuck in bed asleep every single day. Ultimately this means that I spend a lot of time just dealing with the pain, and my baseline is about a 4 on a 1-10 scale, it only gets worse from there. I have learned that if I am going to go to an event where I have to socialize, that will take so much energy that the next day or two I need rest and recovery. I have to go to Florida for work a couple of times a year, and when I return, I usually need a week off just to recover my health.
On a day to day basis we really try and put my self-care needs before other things. This allows me to get regular life stuff done. I consider myself a Princess more than a little, and I don't regress very much. I can feel small and secure in my Daddy's arms, and enjoy feeling young and cared for. In fact having my Daddy with me to redirect the pain often helps to take it away. Daddy will rub my back or even just lay a hand on me, this gives me something to focus on that is beyond the pain, and is pleasurable.
Edited by NymphKitten, 13 August 2019 - 03:30 PM.