My pj day
Not leaving the house unless someone is bleeding and dying
One of the lessons Fibro has taught me is listening to my body, especially when it comes to rest. My focus in life is to work my forty plus hour job and then rest. I have hired help with the ‘big’ cleaning (such as the kitchen and bathrooms), we have a gardener to take care of the yard, and all errands are ran on Saturday (or after work). Sunday, I rest. At the most, I spend it writing this blog and doing laundry.
Seems lazy to you??
I can only offer that when I don’t rest on Sunday’s, I can pretty much guarantee you that I will be out one day the following week due to extreme fatigue. Rest is as important to me as breathing. Without it, I just get sicker and have more flares. It’s as important as the yoga stretches and eating right. If I go for a visit for a weekend, Monday is taken off for a rest day.
Living with a chronic illness is learning to live your life differently. I do have to slow down, my health depends upon it.
Besides, God said it was good!
I promised myself that this blog would not be used to as a place to blabber about my diagnosis. But there are days when my fatigue gets worse or new symptoms arise. We mOnkey’s call this Whack-A-Symptom and I am not very fond of this game.
This week is a good example. Sunday is my day, I stay in my PJ’s, take care of things for the upcoming week and write out my blog content. And yet, Sunday new symptoms rose up and I am just starting now to feel somewhat human again. Leaving me with no blog content for the week…le sigh.
Hope you all will hang in there with me. There are some great things happening at Dragonfly Keep!! Financial hurdles met, new job about to start and that is just the beginning!!
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That light at the end of the tunnel is not a train!!
Sadly, my rest, respite, or uber-nap filled leave of absence has been denied. I will be heading back to work on Monday. Despite my best efforts, my rest time has been cut short. I am at very scary cross roads right now and am not sure the best path to take. I do know, I am not going to let this job kill me.
I will be staying where I am at and have a doctor’s note limiting my overtime. I will continue with the therapies, eating right, resting and taking my vitamins.
This diagnosis has thrown me a few lemons, I can only make lemonade. Right?