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Is summer really over???

Sunday, August 28, 2011

This has been a difficult summer for my family. Two hospitalizations, my daughter returning home from her summer apartment, and my boyfriend out of work due to a severe leg infection has made me lose focus of what I should be doing. The one positive is that I am forced to walk the dog and get at least an hour of walking in everyday. My daughter just returned to college (her junior year) but my boyfriend will be out of work, on IV antibiotics and enduring physical therapy (he is still unable to walk without crutches). I have been the main caregiver and I am exhausted.
I know that this is a short term situation, that soon things will be back to normal... he will be off of these stupid antibiotics (that are saving his life) he will walk again and go back to work and my life will continue as usual. I thank God that things worked out for us because he could have died from this infection and a lot of people have things that are much worse to deal with in their lives.
I still cannot focus on myself... as I feel guilty and even though I know I should take time for myself I rarely do. I am just counting the days until this situation comes to a close and life goes on...
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CONNIECOOLCHICK 8/30/2011 10:56AM

    Find a way to do something nice for yourself, like eating a small piece of dark chocolate, or picking up some bath salts. I'm sure you can think of something that will take your mind of things for even 60 seconds! It sounds like the end is in sight, which is a good thing. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 6:28PM

    So glad that you have the hour where you can walk the dog and keep your body moving. Praise the Lord for watching over you and yours. Sure hope your boyfriend heals quickly and completely. I went through much the same thing with my DH last year. Due to his infection he ended up with cellulitis and lymphedema in both his legs. Make sure you boyfriend follows his doctor's instruction to a T. Will be praying for you and everyone involved in your life. Hope things will be back to normal soon.

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TISHTOES 8/28/2011 4:31PM

    Wow, from your title, I thought you were sad summer is closing but in your case, maybe you're glad to be done with it! Be glad you can at least take that hour with the dog. Use it for reflection as well as exercise. I hope your burdens lighten soon and you can get back to "normal".

Hang in there!
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