Mood: not sure
Now Playing: Day 766-The Final Road To Survival
One thing I have learned years into my Idiopathic Gastroparesis diagnosis is you can't force people to accept and understand our condition. You also can't allow yourself to stress from people refusing to accept and understand our condition.
One hour me and my friend-Caregiver are up then the next minute we are down. This is NUTS! The stress is off the charts and I am not sure how much more house drama I can take nor others adding to my stress. Surely I just need to learn to hit the ignore button and walk away from additional stress brought on by others. For now there are far more important things to worry about such as where to move, if I can move and whether or not my body will allow for a move. My friend's buddy at work has family who owns a construction company that has offered their heart, time and resources in trying to fix some of the home water damage issues from all the excessive rain we have endured the past few months. What we really need isn't a few people to help. What we need is a "TEAM!"
The time has been going by so fast that I can't figure out what day we are on anymore. My poor hair is maxed out in between my medical condition, treatments and now this relentless stress. Next month I might need to finally say goodbye to what hair I have left on my head. The strange bruising which as of two months ago has a rhyme and reason due to my lymph nodes in fight mode is once again flaring up not that anyone should be surprised. Especially me. Can I do this huge move? Will it be safe? What if we stay at the house during repairs? Will it put me at further risk due to the hidden mold? Question after question after question have been filling my days along with the physical stress of constantly having to be on the go. Where is help when you need it? Too busy to care and too busy to lend a hand. That's where. Negative attitude? Sure. Who wouldn't with the situation going on? Not everyone can be a great actress and if so I guess you won't be seeing me on any soap operas or block buster movies anytime soon. Hahahahaha! I see my Gastroenterologist tomorrow and boy! do we have a lot to talk about. Maybe he can give me some insight on the boundaries that will need to be set being sick while trying to get past this unfortunate house situation. Amen. In the meantime if "help" can find us we are only a phone call away...
"Normal healthy people obsess over shoes, shopping, what to eat, make up, TV shows, whatever. Don’t get me wrong… I enjoy all of those things too. I just can’t obsess, because I quite simply do not have the energy or time, or dependable pain free day to count on. I have no choice, I have to live my life different from everyone else around me. I have to think about just getting up out of bed. I need to think about my medication. Do I need to stand for long periods of time? Where is good for me to eat, transportation etc…. Just so many little things that people do not put much thought into at all. I have thought about these things so many times, it is like living in a different world, with different issues, different priorities, and an entirely different language that I can only speak."