Good afternoon; I did not know what to write about my family anxiety attacks. I get tired of writing about them. My DS has been give paperwork - lots of forms and questionnaires about leaving the Army. He calls me up and reads them over the phone. Some of the questions are ridiculous - DS is adopted so they want to know if he has any blood relatives. Stuff like this bothers my son b/c we have tried to do a search and to no avail. There is a whole form that some put "no" on all the answers and gave it to my DS. He reads me the form - the no answer does seem like the right answer. I told my DS I will come up and be his battle buddy and work through all of this with him just say the word. He does not want "mommy" up there. I told him I am not your mother but your battle buddy. He is afraid what the other solders will think. His unit is back from Afghanistan. They are saying "hey - we left you were big and strong and now you are disabled. " i told him to ignore these jerks. Dh is getting support from some executive to stay through out the year - will know more by the end of this month. My DH is putting all his eggs into one basket and I am just praying that he gets what he wants. I am from the old school to always be prepared for the worst. I am worn out from my family again. they drain me with all the phone calls and the support they both need.
Good Morning; Got a call from DS - he sounded happy. He says he is feeling much better and has hope for a full recovery. I have to say he has gotten support from the Army and I thank God for their support. DD called, sent more photos which I will add to my page. Baby doing very well - now 3 months. She has quite a happy personality. Her daddy bought her a T-shirt - small and sassy. She takes after my daughter. DH is up now checking the water around our house- we have very low pressure. Never ending with maintenance of a home. I am working my program which is portion control and exercise. I am losing inches. I have lost a size already. I just take one day at a time. With much stress lately, I am very fortunate that I see progress at all. I am grateful for what I receive. Have a wonderful day! Get some exercise in today!!
Good Morning; I have told my kids for years. You need to be humble and grateful for what you have. there are so many people in this world with less resources and in worst situations. I received an email where a family member just had brain surgery and has much recovery to happen. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a neighbor who I have not seen eye to eye on many issues. She told me her DH is able to retire. He wants to travel. She is very afraid. she is in her sixties and is afraid to enjoy life. I am grateful that I like adventure and am excited to do things. Her life is very different than mine. She wants grand children badly and her children have no interest in this any time soon. She seems so lonely and I know if she got out more she would enjoy things and have a more interesting conversations. She wants to see photos of Adrienne all the time. I have always said bc of my uncertain childhood; I do not fear unknown situations. I am carefully but I say a prayer and then go forward. The way I feel if you do not experience life, you can live a life looks out a window onto life as it goes by. have a good day!!
Good Morning; As all of you know I have been in much stress, this amount can affect you physically as well as mentally. Yesterday I gave myself a spa day. I gave myself a nice spa bath, facial and dyed my hair in my home. All of this was done with lovely music and I feel great today. I also did something that I have not done- I did my exercise on the treadmill barefoot. My feet are a little sore but I want to strengthen my feet. My DS told me that if you want to strengthen your feet exercise barefoot. I am very peaceful this morning. Life is good! Look into the mirror and say " I love myself unconditionally." Have a good day!! Get some exercise in today!!
Good afternoon; Been busy this morning. I just took some time to get the blog done.
Did any one watch Hemingway and Gellhorn on HBO last night. I recorded it so watched it today. It is marvelous. I like books and movies with strong women roles.
DS is still working with doctors and the medications. It is very confusing. It seems no one actually understands the sides effects. One drug can produce side effects - he just does not like the way it makes him feel. I am hoping there is an end to this situation within a short time. It is very frustrated for him and us all.
I am about to go and exercise. I am trying very hard to get back to my routine and take one day at a time. Life is complicated but it is the only life I have and I am going to do the very best I can to stay on my program and continue to exercise with portion control. Every one have a good day!!