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- I do not keel over after a trip to the postbox or have to rest for the next forty eight hours after a particularly busy day.
- There's no feeling of having to force myself to do the things that I enjoy. I just go ahead and do it.
- I've been out in the evening after having a fairly full on day.
- I'm only take two pills each day rather than thirty two.
- The house is clean and tidy and it doesn't feel particularly onerous to keep it that way.
- Things that seemed like a real achievement when I was poorly such as making a sandwich for lunch or climbing the stairs have had their former insignificance restored.
- I can wear what I want rather than having to dress in baggy stuff to be comfortable and pain free.
- I'm planning and scheming outrageously with many projects again on the boil.
- I can fulfil my role as a mum properly again.
- After a good night's sleep I feel rested and not just as shattered as I felt when I went to bed.
There's still a bit more to do including establishing a regular exercise regime but I reckon I'm ninety per cent there! I'm extremely grateful to all those skilled and compassionate staff in the NHS who helped me on the road to recovery. Now I'm going back to work in the same organisation and hope that I too will be able to give the same excellent levels service to those who come under my own care.