For the past month or two, my back has not been cooperating. Because of this, I pretty much have stuck to home/work and errands with the occasional drink at a non-crowded bar with very protective friends.
But yesterday was a GORGEOUS day after all this snow and I was feeling the cabin fever. I texted a friend for brunch and after we took an Ingress constitutional,winding up at the Washington Monument. All told, more walking than I've done in a while.
I took a bunch of pictures and posted them on Facebook. Someone replied the the photos and said "I hope this means you were out and about in today's nice weather and feeling better!"
Yes. The weather was PHENOMENAL. As for feeling better.... I don't really know how to address that. People often see me have a good day and think that I'm magically cured. Or worse, they see me on a good day and think I'm exaggerating the bad days, or that a bad day isn't lurking in the shadows.
Ask anyone with a chronic disease, injury, or pain, that there are good days (where you have the energy to do things and a body that's on board), bad days (where you have no energy and/or a body that is not with the program), and days that are in-between.
There are days and events where one must make a calculated risk: we may not have the energy, we may not be feeling well, or we'll know we'll pay for it after, but there's something that's worth the expenditure or after-effects. For example, I'm going to a 2Cellos show in April. I know that sitting for that long will not be fun, but I'm real excited for the show.