Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Hi everyone. After a few setbacks this winter I am finally trying to recoup and make some progress. I havent done much since my fall in the winter and after being sick all through Jan and Feb it has been rough regaining some ground.
I focused all my energies on the service in March and for the first time since my daughter was 5 I hit 35 hours. My Husband also hit 32 hours for March, his first time too. So even though I was not focusing on my health so much, I was focusing on something much more important.
At the beginning of March (just before the special Pioneer season) the pain in my body decided to reassert itself. It is like an evil entity. I told a friend of mine that if my pain was a fiddler, he was an expert player! LOL I had to break out the pain meds (which I hate) and had to take them every day for almost a whole month. Maybe the illness I had in Jan/Feb caused the extra pain? Maybe the unusual weather? Whatever the case, I saw my pain meds had expired in May of last year. That is how long it had been since I really took any. I used them anyway, they may have not been as potent, but they helped enough to get me out.
I made it through March on Prayer and the meds. Mostly prayer though. Jehovah carried me on his thermal vents, so to speak. I really enjoyed being out with the friends so much! The invitation work went well and we had many attend the memorial. I know the extra service sure helped my emotional needs. We were only able to do it cause my hubby was being sent home from work at noon every day, so instead of worrying about the bills, we decided to just go out in service. Things have been tight, but we have had everything we need. We would fill the car up with gas on Friday and when the gas ran out on about Tuesday we would just wait til Friday and fill up again. That way we were able to go out usually on Sat through Tuesday. We met with friends on Mon and Tues from 3-6 or 7. So actually him being off work so much turned into a wonderful blessing! Now things are picking up a little and he is at least getting 8 hours (thisweek) a day. I will miss the extra service with him.
Some of my best news came with a phone call last Tuesday night, two days before the Memorial. My daughter called to tell me she was reinstated at their meeting. I was so happy! During my Memorial I thought of her and was so happy that she was at her memorial in good standing and could get all the love her congregation had to share with her.
Today I finally worked out for the first time in a few months and it was tough, but felt a measure of satisfaction. I feel like I am starting over, could only do 20 minutes but I was happy I could. The pain seems (for the moment) to be subsiding.
I started taking a new supplement called Prickly Pear and I hope it will help with my inflamation issues. I have only been taking it since last Friday, but maybe it is the reason I could work out today? I hope so.
I have been trying to get more veggies and fruit into my diet and paying more attention to what I eat. When we work together, my hubby and I can throw a good salad together in 10 minutes or so. At least I didn't do too much damage in my absence, since when I weighed in today I had lost 2 pounds compared to Feburary 1st. So maybe I can just pick up where I left off and start making progress again.
I hope everyone is well and achieveing their goals. Missed you all. Love Joyce