What is the best way to survive ailments? First of all, one step at a time. And take as many breaks as possible to have fun.
That is what I did today. I may have my feet up recovering but I had fun, with my husband.
Today we went to a museum and out for lunch looking at the ocean. My feet are really tired. My knees hurt. My hips are speaking up too.
But by spending a few hours out doing something outside our normal activities it was a nice break. I didn't have to think about any of my medical ailments (until my feet started to hurt) or upcoming medical misadventures - which includes knee arthroscopy in a couple of weeks.
It is easy to get in a rut of medical issue followed by medical issue followed by medical issue. It is impossible to keep going in the medical rut day after day. You cannot do it without leaving your sanity in the hospital hallway.
So take my advice and go do something special. Get out of your rut and have fun.