Managing Life With Scleroderma (part 2 of 2)
Keeping Yourself Healthy
Even when your activities and your movement would considerably be limited, it is still important that you get a healthy dose of physical activity to keep yourself active. Try to put away a few minutes everyday to do enjoyable activities such as gardening, taking a walk around the neighborhood or playing with grandchildren. Scleroderma may limit your movement but it definitely is not enough to keep you from moving around.
People with this condition would make up all sorts of excuses as not to exercise such as “I’m too weak”, “I’m too old” or “I’m too tired”. While it is true that your condition would limit you, it is also factual that regular exercise keeps you healthy, would relieve stress and would help you manage your condition well. Exercise is one of the best things you can actually do to help you get by your condition and live a life that is still enjoyable despite some given disadvantages.
Understanding Your Condition
In order for you to be in control of yourself, you have to fully understand your condition. Take your doctor’s advice seriously and as much as possible, try to take good care of yourself. If you have any vices or any unhealthy or unwholesome activities, you should think about how it could worsen your condition and how it could affect you. You are different from most people, thus you have to take care of yourself more.
Take note that there is a difference between people with people suffering from disease and people living with some disadvantages. With that, try to take a positive point of view and you should be able to be in good control of your condition and yourself.