Better Than Watching TV
I call this gallery Better Than Watching TV because when I first got sick, I was watching a lot of TV. Too much TV isn't good. Having a condition where exercise is detrimental, and brain-fog stands in the way of doing anything that requires concentration, I turned to art.
The brain-fog (cognitive dysfunction) makes it hard to do anything that requires attention to detail (including typing this text). I figure, if I screw up with art one can chalk it up to artistic flare. It's also very relaxing AND it gives me a sense of accomplishment. There were days when I first got sick that I felt quite depressed because I was feeling like I wasn't accomplishing anything.
So, I started doing art on my computer. I rigged up a chair, computer monitor, and keyboard holder in such a way that it requires minimal exertion on my muscles. Because there is no pressure to meet a deadline, I can take my time and just create what I want. Some times I might get something presentable in a few days, other times I might only be able to work in it a few minutes at a time over several days, weeks or months. When I complete something it gives me a great sense of accomplishment.