Have you read The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino? If you or someone you know deals with a chronic illness, and you want to know more about living with it on a daily basis, it's an excellent read. You can find it Here.
Ms. Miserandino has Lupus, I do not, but there are a number of things in common... the fatigue, having to count 'spoons' every day, and so on. There are also a number of areas in which we differ. Yes, I am thinking of doing my own version of The Spoon Theory; mayhap I'll call it the Half-Baked Shakester Theory. Does it seem like whining? It probably is, but it's mostly about guilt; there's a lot of guilt involved, at least for me, when one is chronically ill.
This isn't a plea for sympathy; it's just easy to forget what a struggle each day can be when it becomes the new normal... not only for other people, but for oneself. To grow less conscious of the constant decision-making process and why it's necessary. Sometimes a reminder is necessary to foster patience, and there are people who need to read such pieces; to foster hope, understanding, or just a bit of relief that they're not alone. So, there it is.
In any case, although my stomach is still wobbly I was up to a bit of cookery:
Vegetable beef soup:
A loaf of salted caramel banana bread, with walnuts:
And mini-loaves of salted caramel banana bread, without walnuts:
A good song when I need to remember that there really is...