Morning is the Hardest Part of the Day

With chronic illness morning is the hardest part of the day

Through lack of sleep or poor sleep quality you wake exhausted

Not knowing how you will get through the rest of the day

Your body is so stuff and achy you can barely move

But too uncomfortable to stay still

Just getting out of bed is an achievement in itself

Weighing up if you have the energy to shower

Or if you will only be able to wipe yourself down

Whether your body can cope with nice clothes

Or if you will have to prioritise your comfort today

Whether you will feel better later on

Or if this is it and you will stay like it forever

Somehow it always gets easier as the day goes on

You force your body to move and to get dressed

Dragging yourself around until you start to feel vaguely alive

Force feeding yourself so you can dose up and take on the day

Knowing nobody else understands or sees the struggle to get yourself up and out

Yes morning is the hardest part of the day

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2 comments

  1. Absolutely true. Mornings were never my friend but as I developed fibromyalgia decades back, mornings have become increasingly difficult. Actually waking up, ie coming to enough to understand my own language and what planet I’m on, indeed if CAN wake up is my life. It’s hard and I hate it. I’m now 64 yrs old…and yes, I believe that this IS my forever life.

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    • I feel you! Even on a good day it’s hard to wake up and get up. On a bad day it can take hours for me to seem even vaguely alive and able to function on some level.

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