A huge challenge was (because it is not anymore - now I live my own rhythm and I enjoy it immensely and health returns faster). classic working life, where:
I have to "go" to work and my employer sets the rhythm of my work for most of the day, and where everything goes wrong
I have responsibility for financially dependent children who I need to support,
I have to function socially, i.e. work with people and not burden them with the effects of my malaise, which boils down to hiding it,
I have to perform a number of quite demanding professional duties, especially difficult with headaches - an 8-hour day at the computer in a large American corporation.
It all consumed a lot of energy, taking it from the pool to rest, regenerate and devote itself fully to the forces of nature. It strongly disturbed the healing process.
I noticed that while I was functioning "socially", I suppressed my symptoms, masked what I really felt, strained, strained and forced myself to do what I didn't feel like doing at all. I used huge amounts of energy to maintain a certain facade, depleting the resources needed to regenerate the body. Because during the healing process I had periods without my own rhythm and with my own rhythm, I see a fundamental difference between them in favor of those according to my own rhythm. It was difficult for me to achieve it in my busy life. However, apparently determination has won.