I can relate
The article about self care sounds like me. I'm not used to focusing so much on myself. The amount I spend on keeping an exercise routine, doctor appointments, etc is exhausting. By mid afternoon I am tired and need to take a nap. My energy level is in compound low, which affects my motivation, which leads to frustration then depression and anxiety.
Trying to be positive
I feel like this disease defines me. Although I know it does not. Recently I was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. I am trying to maintain a positive outlook, but it is a struggle. This is not what I envisioned for my "golden years." BTW I was diagnosed in 2010, age 54. I retired 5 years ago from a profession l loved, due to Parkinson's. I still miss my job to this day.
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