A slightly longer than anticipated gap between this and my last post – G.E.T. Started – as work and ‘life’ have intervened during that time to keep me incredibly busy. However, this experience has brought into focus one of my next topics: ‘Wants and Needs’. I will get to these in more detail in my next post but first we need to revisit our activity log and talk about next steps.
For some sufferers of CFS/ME this brings to mind painful experiences where they have been’encouraged’, by healthcare professionals with limited understanding of the technique, to push through their limits and do more, ending up with crashes, flair-ups, setbacks and pain.
Although the end-goal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) is to increase your energy levels and stamina; initially it is about doing less. I will go into more detail about this in a later post. Continue reading →
My planned series on my experience, hints and tips on Graded Exercise Therapy (GET, also known as GAT, Graded Activity Therapy) has been somewhat delayed: I have been meaning to post for days but life has been getting in the way.
In the meantime, check out this page at Action for ME which has some resources, research and articles on GET to start with.
I hope to get my first post in this series, together with an update of what has been keeping me away, up at the weekend.
I don’t know where it came from but I suddenly found myself thinking about this 1999 single from Baz Lhurmann. Whether it was from doing the Funky Chicken at my street-dance class or not I do love this single and thought I’d share it with you all and hopefully make you smile, or even lighten your day a little with these wise words.