Now Playing: Day 569-The Final Road To Survival
Wow! Are they sure rushing the holiday season already or what?! I have never seen so many commercials and they all started a few days before Halloween. We have yet to even start a new month without tons of commercials. Seems Christmas has become nothing more than a quick consumer sale. One thing I sure don't regret or miss is working during the holiday season and traveling. I can remember taking hours to get home from working with one of my reps or a client when typically it would take half that time. What I do miss is being around people. I miss socializing.
GP SUKS! WAIT! It also SUKS THE LIFE OUT OF YOU TOO! Amen!
It was another night of forced sleep. Forced meaning if I don't take my pain and nausea medication I would be up all night with pressure then vomiting. Thanks but no thanks I will take my medication! Honestly me and my friend both agree this new symptom due to my Idiopathic Gastroparesis causing severe intestinal problems has now led me to waves of nausea with vomiting. Now I just try to deal with it and take my zip lock bags with me wherever I go. Sorry Mr. Yellow puke pan but you must now stay home.
My friend still has a few other things to sell at his house. Mostly furniture. Its been a very slow process but with utilizing Craigslist and Classified ads it has now started to become a huge success as he gets down to the last of the furniture. Today we went over to his house as I braved the car ride full of the typical nausea, etc. At least I was able to venture out of my house-jail a bit. It was nice to have a change of scenery seeing I am back down again with another Hell-In-A-Jug treatment Tuesday next week so just a few days away. It was nice to see all the furniture today go to good homes. Sometimes in life we are too consumed with material things and fail to forget there are others out there who would be tickled pink to have something that one just takes for granted. Some items we just gave away including a few TVs. A gentleman who came with his daughter and her family to buy the kid's bedroom set told a story about last year during the holiday season when him and his wife went to look for a new tree. They were going to buy a new one for their home then donate their old tree that they took with them on the way to the store. When they arrived at the store and started looking around for a new tree they came upon a young woman and her two children who were there as well looking for a Christmas tree however had a very tight budget. He told us about how they overheard her talking to one of the children about wanting a large tree to have for Santa to leave gifts under this year so he offered the young woman the tree in their car. He said, "The woman and her two children were so happy you would think they just won the lottery. It was so nice to see them all smile and they were very touched! It felt great to give back to others."
What a VERY NICE STORY!
This came from a gentleman who as well went through his own battle and survived because his front car plate clearly stated, "Purple Heart & Veteran." Just amazing when life touches you when least expected isn't it? It sure does remind us we are not invincible and life is just far too short to not reach out and touch someones life. Its nice to touch a heart in a kindred way.
On our way back to my house we dropped off some donated items to the local Goodwill store. My friend only has a few more pieces of furniture left to sell. It was nice to be surrounded by genuine good people today. I was always a people person but sadly when you are sick your days are limited being out in public as well I have to be careful being around germs.
Tomorrow the new wheelchair ramp will start to be built. They will be at the house around 11am so I better force my body to sleep a bit earlier this evening. Crossing my fingers for a good night of rest! This week will mark the start of a new decade in my life. There's plenty of things left on my 'Bucket List' to complete no matter how many GP Monsters have to dag along for the ride. Even if by wheelchair!