....is all a part of CFS/ME. Everyone - absolutely everyone - with the illness makes them. Don't beat yourself up - you'll get back - the main thing is to learn from them, and I'm sure you're switched on enough to know this, and do this!
And also give yourself permission to make mistakes in the future. Because you will. Keep going, you're doing really well.
PS. I did a fast 5km run when still ill, but well on road to recovery. I was then in a terrible relapse for 2 weeks. The GP said "don't you ever, EVER do that again!!!" . Well,. no; but yes. 5 years later I ran an 18 minute 5km. The goalposts move. I was ready. It just takes some time! :-)
Thanks! Really appreciate it. Doesn't feel like I'm doing well right now...
I know I'll make mistakes, and I'm ok with that. It was more just one too many days of feeling bad and not being able to do what I want which made swimming not a mistake. Ok it was kind of. I thought I could get away with it but I knew my body needed rest, I just was fed up of feeling bad and being sensible and couldn't be bothered being ill. It's so much effort! But going to use it to find new strength when I next need it.
Haha, love it! Need to remember that! :)
Each set-back generates a little learning... making it less likely to happen in the future. Stick in there - you'll get over things in time.
Constant learning, constant growth. Don't worry there's no chance I'm giving up! The accumulation of 5 weeks just gotta bit too much for a few days!
Totally understand your frustration, & going swimming anyway. Hope you're back on the up, and you'll have got away with this, short term, for sure :-)
Thanks! Slowly getting there. The effect from the swim was very short term! :) Digestion has been the limiting factor for a few days, although admittedly not helped by starting with low energy.
It's a good sign that the swimming setback was very short term. If you believe all the horror stories on the internet, people have NEVER RECOVERED from over-exercise. I think these cases are rare; certainly in my case, I always got back eventually though sometimes it was weeks rather than days.
Digestion is so ghastly. I remember also , like you, resting for 14 hours but being awake due to terrible bloating for most of that time, could not sleep. the GP simply said "it will pass", and tho that wasn't much use, in fact, ultimately, he was right. (..... eventually!)
there's a saying that you shouldn't try to eat a big meal when you're tired already. Sometimes, even now, I will have a short "rest" before a meal....