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"You are the pilot, not the passenger" in Long Covid recovery


"You are the pilot, not the passenger" - Breath - James Nestor

I was recently reading the book "Breath" by James Nestor (well I was listening to the audio book, but you get what I mean).


It's an absolutely brilliant read (or listen) and I can highly recommend it. But one thing that jumped out at me was this quote - "you are the pilot, not the passenger"





With an illness like #LongCovid it's really easy to feel completely out of control - your body is not your own, your symptoms are EVERYWHERE, you have no control over anything and you feel terrible. I had no idea what to do or where to start. That's how I felt to begin with anyway.


But over time I've managed to take back a bit of control - finding the things that help (& the things that didn't", knowing what to do (or what not to do) and when - and really listening to what my own body is telling me.


I'm not there yet, but I feel a bit more a "pilot" in my own Long Covid recovery, in my own life, than I did before.

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