It’s been a very hard week. With my Dad fighting covid in the hospital, I’ve worried so much. He lives in heart failure and has asthma, so at age 84 he’s not in good shape. But, he seems to be getting a little better. His pneumonia seems to be responding to medication. The doctors are discussing the date to go home. So, I’m feeling thankful for answers to prayer.
I’m fighting a UTI, and I believe I’m getting well. I have a lot of fatigue, but I’m taking antibiotics and AZO. I’m thankful that I’ve been free of covid, so far. I’ll continue to try and stay safe with masks, etc.
What has your family decided to do about the upcoming holidays? We’re still not sure about traveling. It’s so hard! As we live very far from family, we have to weigh the risks to traveling. Oh, I hope and pray that covid can be conquered with a good vaccine!
I’m such an emotional eater! I’ve really failed at my diet this past week. I’ve eaten sugar and bread. I’ve skimped on nutrition, too. And, I’m paying for it. My face and eyes are very swollen and my pain is through the roof. Today is the day I’ve really started back on the diet. I must do it for myself.
Maybe you’re not like me, but I often find it difficult to fight for myself. When I’m the most stressed and sick, I don’t always have the inner strength to make myself eat right. It’s like I’m giving up. I know that isn’t true. But, the physical pain and the fatigue is so awful, that it takes my fight away. And, I need “fight” in me to deal with all of my chronic illnesses.
I’m not getting any younger, so the diseases want to bring me down and have an easier job. Because of MCAS, my body is attacking me every minute. It takes all the inner strength I can muster (by the grace of God), to not give up and just lay in the bed. Writing to you, dear readers, is another way for me to feel accountable.
I hope that you are having a low-pain weekend. The weather here in Kansas is so perfect, and I love looking out at the last of the pretty colors. Bright purple shrubbery outside my window makes me smile, and I’m so thankful that God paints the world with such vivid colors!
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