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August 7th 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Three months ago I gave up my early morning walks for 2 reasons. First it was cold, dark and not a good idea to be walking alone in the dark. Secondly my husband is fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and needed me to be here in the mornings when he woke up. It was the right thing to do to help him. Now of course I am so unift and quite stiff.

To help him improve his health I finally convinced him that walking was the best thing to help him get on the road to recovery.

So after 3 months of non activity other than working I went for a walk with my husband yesterday afternoon. It took alot out of me. I was huffing and puffing and struggling for breath.
I thought my heart would jump out of the chest wall. But after 10 mins I was back to enjoying the walking. Looking at the gardens, breathing in the fresh air and sunshine. Yes it nearly killed me but it felt great.

The days are getting longer again and I hope to get back into my early morning routine of walking. It has been hard with working full time and looking after him during this very stressful time. We are a long way from his recovery but hopefully if I can get back into my walking regime I shall have the energy to deal with whatever is thrown in my path.

I have put off for long enough and now the time has come (again and again) to try and get back on track.

I love the support I get here on Sparks. I know I am not alone in this journey.
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    I so agree with you Georgia! Here is has been the heat and the lack of energy to put one foot in front of the other. But I hope we both get back into a routine that works for us and helps us stifle that huffing and puffing! Good luck dear!
    2146 days ago
  • TURTLE24
    That's great!
    2148 days ago
  • DEE797
    That is so great that you both got in a walk. I do hope dh will continue to join you. Getting out and about and seeing everything goes a long way in helping you reach your goals.
    2148 days ago
    Lovely to hear that you and Barry managed to fit in an afternoon walk. It is never easy trying to convince someone who has PSTD that getting out of the house will make them feel better, but well done you for always being there with your love and support. I'm sure at times it seems a long road Georgia, but you will get there.


    Hugs Lynn
    2149 days ago
    Hi Georgia
    Life can throw some very difficult situations at us and you are to be admired for the loving support to your husband and involving him in your journey as well. PSTD is often so misunderstood by those who have never been affected personally themselves or by anyone close to them as it can be some time before it manifests and is diagnosed. Working together will in time bring about healing so I wish you both good health and each day be a brighter one than the previous.
    Hugs Sue
    2150 days ago
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