Hi J, I don’t think you should see it as ‘giving in’. Well if it is giving in then I give in most days. I really only get dressed if someone is coming (and actually it depends who is coming…I don’t get dressed for everyone), or if I’m going out (once in a blue moon!).
I think it’s a case of making life as easy as possible. Living with MS is tough…very tough…and esp for you as you have been SO unwell.
So I think you should let go of the ‘giving in’ feeling. Remember, the more you fight MS, the more it fights back.
One very useful tip I have is wearing maxi dresses. I’ve bought a bunch of these over the past few years. They are really comfy to sleep in and if I want to look ‘dressed’ in the morning I just have to pull on a cardigan.
You could use the same tip with lounge pants and t-shirt. Sleep in them and then next morning you will look dressed!
Work at making life as easy as possible, and ‘getting dressed’ makes life hard.
Of course washing and showers have to be done. Like you I tend to strip wash when I’m too tired to shower, and even then I do the ‘important bits’ …ie under arms and between legs & forget the rest. Also I find wet wipes help if I’m too tired to even wash.
Hope this helps, thinking of you,