From 5% to 30% today – Health Update

What a difference a year makes, from functioning at 5% to 30% today 🌟🌈

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This time last year I was completely bedbound, and I didn’t end up leaving my bedroom for 365 days.

During that time, every meal and need was bought to me.

I didn’t make a single cup of tea myself.

Showers were a thing of the past.

My parents washed my hair for me once a month over the bath.

I lived in constant darkness and silence. 😴

I saw my best friend once in that year for 15 minutes in bed.

I had a migraine every day.

I wore sun glasses 24/7.

All I did was literally just lay in the dark and rest all day.

The photo on the left isn’t even an accurate photo as we opened the curtains and I took off my sunnies very briefly to take the picture!

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Today, I’m going downstairs EVERY DAY and staying down there for the whole day.

I’m getting my own food, my own cups of tea. ☕️

I’m able to sit at a table and write.

I can shower every third day, and wash my own hair fortnightly (stool in the shower to help).

I’m baking birthday cakes for people. 🎂

I’ve seen all five of my best friends for the first time in over three years (they came to my garden)!

I’m FaceTiming and chatting to people a few times a week.

I’ve gone on a handful of small adventures, like the one above, driving to local open spaces, sitting down and people watching. 👭

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I never, ever thought I’d post this.

I never thought I would finally be the one telling others I’ve improved.

I knew it would happen one day, but I never quite expected it to happen so quickly.

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HOPE is real.

RECOVERY is real.

Don’t ever give up.

I know I have a long way to go, but right now I’m just going to be appreciating how insanely far I have come this year.

30% may still not sound like a lot to some people, but others will know it is everything to me.

This. Is. Happening.

After 7 long years of decline, I am finally healing.

❤️❤️❤️

(Originally posted on @mindfullyevie Instagram and Facebook)

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