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How to 'Power Up' Using Strategic Rest in Life With Chronic Illness

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Superheroes and video game characters sometimes have to charge up before they can unleash their signature powerful move. As a nerd with a chronic illness, this very much resonates with me.

At the beginning of my “horizontal years,” I had a really hard time coming to terms with the fact that sitting hurt and standing hurt, which doesn’t leave very many options for how I spend my time.

I can lay on my back or one side or the other side or my stomach. That’s it. I’d try to push my physical limits and ended up paying for it with extra pain.

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