Whew! What a week! This week was a busy time for appointments. I had physical therapy twice, a mammogram, gynecologist, and allergy specialist appointments. I’ve learned, yet again, that too much activity equals severe consequences.
Wednesday at PT, the therapist increased my exercises too much and I came home to crash afterwards. Thursday was the day of the medical appointments. We also took our youngest out to celebrate his 4.0 for the semester at college. When I got home, I felt like I had food poisoning, but it was just severe nausea.
I slept only a few hours and was sick all the next day with headache, nausea, and worsening pain. My vision was so blurry and still is today, though the nausea is a little better. The pain is still unbearable, but I’m just resting as much as I can until this improves.
Flaring from too much activity is rotten, but I just can’t seem to avoid it sometimes. Often, I just am stubborn and don’t want to cancel an appointment. Most days I’m exhausted from just showering and doing my hair and make-up. It’s a never-ending cycle of dealing with chronic illnesses.
These are the times when you cry and pray and just want it to stop. Then, when the worst moments pass, I can give thanks for some little-something that is a blessing. The flowers that my hubby brought me, and his encouragement brought me to happy tears. There really is joy in this journey.
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