Why Living With a Chronic Disease Shouldn't Be a "Battle"
- Understanding your health condition and its effect
- Make informed decisions about your medical treatment and challenging medical professionals when necessary
- Accepting and enacting lifestyle changes to help your condition
- Seeking out, evaluating and using information about your health condition
Basically, when you aren't battling your body, you're accepting responsibility for your health and care, striving to make the right treatment choices and doing your best to live healthfully.
In daily life, though, peace can have different faces. For me, it means avoiding weight workouts for a few weeks (even though I love them) because weights sometimes trigger a fibro flare. It also means accepting that my stomach will randomly bloat - and, instead of stressing over it, eating normally and trusting that the bloat will subside.