As a patient, "when I am better" is this magical time when one can do everything, is happy, in control and often seemingly impossible to obtain! Everything we do and think about is geared towards recovery, but what do we actually understand by recovery? Are our current ideas of it limiting our ability to achieve it?!
"Recovery is a deeply personal unique process of changing one's attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life, even with the limitations caused by illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one's life as one grows beyond the catastrophic events of illness."
Anthony 1993 - From the Sainsbury Centre (2008): Making Recovery a Reality
Recovery is really more of a mind-set. Our best tool to 'recover' is therefore our minds.