C = CHALLENGING every day
A = ANNOYING AWFUL SIDE EFFECTS
N = NO!! Not me!!
C = CHANGES LIFE FOREVER
E = EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT, EVERYTHING
R = RAMPANT, RUINS LIVES
And the Fatigue! Ugh! FATIGUE is so disabling. I have less and less energy all the time. Never quite understood "unenergized" people before, as I always pushed and pushed myself with everything I did. When I was “tired” or did too much, I still pushed forward. Action, Achievement oriented was me! I never really understood those that didn’t push forward, didn’t get up and go, didn’t get motivated and do life, do their goals, or work on their challenges. I was always activity oriented in so many ways. Laziness, "couch potato" status was never associated with me.
So I'll end this post on a positive note, as I did finally make it out of the house Saturday night, after days and days of feeling yucky and spending too much time you know where... But can you believe this... just 45 minutes before we were going to leave, those stupid telltale GI rumblings began. And I had thought I was safe and in the clear. Well as my life has become, I quickly contacted those we were going with, and let them know what happened and where I was going to be for who knows how long... and yes, when I thought the evil volcano's lava was done spewing, I downed swigs of Imodium to get me thru the event. Shheesshh this is just crazy. And could I eat at the event... NO! But I went!!!
|Thanks Kristin for creating this cute collage of us :) Loove you!!!|
Yes, that's an "air kiss"! No human contact for me
And the irony of my life now, is that I am surrounded in GI maintenance! My daughter's 18yr old cat (shelter rescue kitten 1997), is now incontinent and in diapers! Poor guy, mentally he's all there, but his body is sabotaging him. (Ah, the parallels in life!) He's always been disabled, with a cat form of hindquarter-palsy, but old age has now caught up with him and navigating the litter box is too challenging for him. He tried for years, but his back legs just slip out from under him. But the last several months his slipping and sliding escalated, and it was just pee all over the "cat castle room". So I made the executive decision to try doggie diapers for him! So far it's working out well, and he seems calmer, cleaner, and he purrs up a storm when I change him. I actually had scheduled, rescheduled, and ultimately cancelled several euthanasia appointments as now he's too "ok" to make "that decision". Am I looking at my future LOL?
But this is where I draw the line for me and my future... No Diapers For Me... Nope!...No Way!!
I have blood tests this week, and my monthly check on Aug 24... so we'll see what's up. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and play and laugh, travel to beautiful places, go out and about, savor special moments, enjoy everything, eat, laugh, relax, dream, do things, and bask in the sunshine and moonlight!
Live happy, live well, and make a difference somewhere, somehow, with someone or something as often as you can!